The 14 Most Hydrating Foods

We all know that water is life.  Our bodies are made up of two-thirds water, so it’s no wonder that we need it, we crave it and when we don’t have it, it shows! So if you’re trying to get a little bit more water in your daily routine without having to reach for a glass, just chomp on these foods, they’re literally packed with water!

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Cucumber
Water content: 96.7%
This summer veggie has the highest water content of any solid food.

#2 Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg lettuce
Water content: 95.6%
Crispy iceberg has the highest of any lettuce, followed by butterhead, green leaf, and romaine varieties.

 

#3 Celery

Celery
Water content: 95.4%
Like all foods that are high in water, celery has very few calories—just 6 calories per stalk. And its one-two punch of fiber and water helps to fill you up and curb your appetite.

 

#4 Radishes

Radishes
Water content: 95.3%
They provide a burst of spicy-sweet flavor in a small package.

 

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Tomatoes
Water content: 94.5%
There’s so many types of tomatoes to choose from. You’ll be sure to get your water in with these.

 

#6 Green Peppers

Green peppers
Water content: 93.9%
Bell peppers of all shades have a high water content, but green peppers lead the pack, just edging out the red and yellow varieties (which are about 92% water).

 

#7 Cauliflower

Cauliflower
Water content: 92.1%
Cauliflowers are packed with vitamins and phytonutrients that have been shown to help lower cholesterol and fight cancer, including breast cancer.

 

watermelon slices

Watermelon
Water content: 91.5% water
Well, it is called “water”-melon for a reason. In fact, watermelon contains more lycopene than raw tomatoes—about 12 milligrams per wedge, versus 3 milligrams per medium-sized tomato.