12 Fruits and Vegetables That Hydrate Your Body and Energize You

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Keeping yourself hydrated is very important since dehydration can lead to skin problems, headaches, and muscle cramps. But drinking plain water isn’t the only way to lock in the much-needed hydration. There are certain fruits and vegetables that contain so much water that you basically eat your water while enjoying a tasty meal.

Bright Side thinks that there is nothing more pleasant than eating a nice bowl of fruit or salad in the summer, and that’s why we created a list of the fruits and veggies with the highest water content.

10. Mango

  • Water content: Up to 83%
  • Nutritional facts: They are very high in potassium, vitamin A, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.

9. Blueberries

  • Water content: Up to 84%
  • Nutritional facts: They are very high in potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and phosphorus.

8. Pineapple

  • Water content: Up to 86%
  • Nutritional facts: They are very high in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin A.

7. Orange

  • Water content: Up to 88%
  • Nutritional facts: They are very high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and disease-fighting antioxidants.

6. Nectarines and Asian pear

  • Water content: Up to 88%
  • Nutritional facts: Asian pears are very high in potassium, while nectarines contain good amounts of vitamin A, potassium, beta-carotene and phosphorus.

5. Cantaloupe

  • Water content: Up to 90%
  • Nutritional facts: One cup of cantaloupe contains 2 grams of fiber and is very rich in vitamin A, which boosts the immune system.

4. Strawberry

  • Water content: Up to 91%
  • Nutritional facts: They are rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, and manganese.

3. Watermelon

  • Water content: Up to 92%
  • Nutritional facts: They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and powerful antioxidants, including lycopene.

2. Zucchini

  • Water content: Up to 94%
  • Nutritional facts: They are high in vitamin C since one cup contains 35% of the daily recommended amount.

1. Cucumber and lettuce

  • Water content: Cucumber has up to 95% and lettuce up to 96%
  • Nutritional facts: Cucumbers are very low in calories and provide small amounts of vitamin K, potassium, and magnesium. Lettuce is very rich in folate, which is very beneficial for pregnant women, and also has high amounts of vitamin K and vitamin A.

What are your favorite fruits and how many do you eat every day?


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