5 Foods to Help You Stay Hydrated

Summer is in full swing and staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do to beat the heat. While drinking water and other hydrating liquids is crucial, foods can also play a part in helping you stay hydrated. Here is a list of five hydrating foods to help you out this summer:


Fun fact: Cucumbers have the highest water content of any solid food. (96.7% to be exact). They are a great snack for a hot summer day and are available on salad bars throughout campus. Include some cucumbers in your next meal to help keep you hydrated!

Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg lettuce tends to get pushed aside for options such as spinach or romaine lettuces, which both contain more vitamins and nutrients, but with 95.6% of water, Iceberg Lettuce is a great supplement and addition to your next meal. Use iceberg lettuce instead of bread for burgers and sandwiches, or instead of tortillas to make a lettuce wrap.


It may not have negative calories like many people believe, but with just 6 calories per stalk and 95.4% water, celery is a hydrating snack that helps curb your appetite due to it also being high in fiber. Add a little peanut butter or ranch, snack bliss without the dehydration.


Watermelon is 92% water. I mean, it has “water” in the name…

Various fruits (Grapes, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)

All of these fruits are made up of 80-91% water. Having a sweet treat is needed on a warm day. Any of these will be good for you when you are outside and hangry from the sun. Pro-tip: Freeze some grapes (the best way to eat grapes) for a portable, nutritious and easy to eat to snack.

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