Not sure if you’ve heard, but we’re big fans of hydrating over here (we know, you’re shocked!). And even though we know all the tips and tricks to hydrating, we still have a hard time getting in our recommended daily hydration some days. The parents in our office also know that it can be difficult to convince a kid to drink water frequently (after all, drinking water isn’t always as much fun as chasing Pokémon, or whatever the kids are doing these days).
Our solution? Eating. Well, to be more specific, eating foods with high water content. Here are a few foods to add into your diet (maybe via a water bottle with fruit infuser) and boost your daily hydration.
Fruits with High Water Content
You probably didn’t see this coming (*sarcasm font*), but watermelon has the highest water content of fruits– about 92% water per volume. Strawberries, grapefruit, and cantaloupe all top 90%, while pineapple, cranberries, oranges, and raspberries all contain around 87% water by weight.
Even a banana — which doesn’t seem to be very watery, just from looking at it — has 74% water in its composition, making it the perfect fruit to mix in a smoothie and drink from your tumbler.
Vegetables with High Water Content
Here’s something that might surprise you: your salad might hydrate you almost as much as your water bottle does. Cucumbers and iceberg lettuce top out with 96% water per volume, followed closely by zucchini, radish, and celery (95% water) and tomatoes (94%).
The impressive hydration doesn’t stop these; add green cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, red cabbage, peppers, spinach, and broccoli all have over 91% water by weight.
So, when you’re feeling especially parched, we’ve got the remedy: throw together a big salad and chow down alongside a water bottle infused with your favorite fruit combinations (we’ve got just the infusion inspiration to get you started). Thirst, quenched.