Fruits and Vegetables that Hydrate
by Mia Gibson RD, LD, CDE
Dietitian at Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab at the MCHS Center for Health & Wellness Drinking water is essential especially in the summer heat, but eating fruits and vegetables can also help in hydration.
Fruits and vegetables contain large amounts of water and some are even are more than 90% water. Some that contain the highest percentage water are celery and cucumbers at 95% water, while watermelon and strawberries are at 92% water.
Not only are these fruits and vegetables high in water, but they are great sources of vitamins and minerals. Minerals are lost from the body during perspiration so adding these foods help replenish those losses.
Watermelon and summer definitely go great together!