Eat Your Water – 7 Water-Rich Fruits That Help Stay Hydrated
You know that about two-thirds of our body is made up of water. It is the main constituent of cells, tissues and organs. It is vital for proper functioning of our body! It is said that we are supposed to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. It may seem daunting and not feasible on some days. So here’s the deal, you don’t have to drink all that water. You can eat your water too.
Lots of fruits and vegetables are also a great source of water. In fact, around a 20% of our daily fluid intake comes from the foods that we eat.
In this post, I am sharing some water-rich fruits that help stay hydrated.
Water Content: 92% water
One cup (150 gms) of watermelon contains over half a cup (115ml) of water. It also has fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, antioxidants like lycopene. It is quite low in calories, providing only 46 calories per cup.
You can add watermelon to your diet by consuming it as a refreshing snack or side dish or a salad. I like to keep a water pitcher in the fridge with watermelon cubes in it.
Water Content: 91%
Strawberries have a high water content, making them a very hydrating fruit. Strawberries also provide lots of fiber, antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate and manganese.
I love strawberry smoothies or adding it to the yogurt. And you may also add them in sandwiches and wraps.
Water Content: 90%
This super fruit is super hydrating and extremely nutritious! It is also a high source of potassium. Getting an adequate amount of potassium is essential in hydration, especially for athletes or those do intensive labour, as it helps to maintain fluid-balance, muscle function, and bone strength.
You can consume cantaloupe plain or add it to salads, smoothies and yogurt.
Peaches are a very nutrient-dense and hydrating fruit. They also provide fiber and several important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium.
It is simple to add peaches to your diet. You may have it as a side dish during breakfast or make smoothies and salads with it.
Water Content: 88%
Oranges are incredibly healthy and may provide a number of health benefits.
There is almost a half cup (118 ml) of water in one orange, along with fiber and several nutrients like vitamin C and potassium, which boosts immune function and heart health. and also helps the body to absorb iron from the meals you eat.
A glass of orange juice is the best or you may just peel it and eat it.
Water Content: 85%
Apples are made up of 85% water, so it’s no wonder that an apple a day helps to keep the doctor away. Apples are low in calories, and a source of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants.
Tip: Cut an apple into slices and enjoy as a snack or stew it with a dash of cinnamon and pour over porridge for a warm delicious breakfast.
7. Coconut Water
Water Content: 95%
Coconut water is a super healthy beverage that will keep you hydrated.
Not only does it have a very high water content, it’s also rich in electrolytes, including potassium, sodium and chloride
Drinking coconut water anytime is good for health.
It’s still important to drink plenty of water—especially in the summertime, but you can also quench your thirst with these 7 hugely hydrating fruits.
Do you like to eat your water?
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April 26, 2019 1:56 am|
I like to eat all of these! I eat apples the most…
April 26, 2019 11:36 am|
That;s awesome, Lisa. Apple is my favourite too!
April 26, 2019 6:26 am|
Is there an Indian word for cantaloupe… not sure, hence asking?
April 26, 2019 9:31 am|
Cantaloupe is our orange melon.
April 26, 2019 7:24 am|
Nature has gifted mankind with abundant and rich fruits. Watermelon which contains 92% water is available in harsh summers. Orange is another juicy sweet-slightly-sour fruit. A very informative post, Shilpa.
April 26, 2019 11:38 am|
True that!! Nature has given us everything. We just need to take care of it and keep reaping the fruits, literally and figuratively. Thanks Kalpana.
April 26, 2019 8:49 am|
Especially in summers, its the most needed info when staying dehydrated with fruits can be nutritious too. I loved your title to eat your water.
April 26, 2019 11:39 am|
Thank you, Pragun. Glad you found this post useful.
April 26, 2019 8:53 am|
A thoughtful title! I am glad all of these fruits except cantaloupe are a part of our everyday diet. I will have to go find what cantaloupe is now.
April 26, 2019 9:35 am|
Cantaloupe is orange melon, which you must be having regularly too. Thank you, Nandhini.
April 26, 2019 10:49 am|
The title itself is so eye catching. Wonderful share…
April 26, 2019 11:42 am|
Thanks Samira, glad you liked the title and the post!
April 26, 2019 11:37 am|
Sorry for sounding ignorant, but cantaloupe’s are melons (tarbuz)?
April 26, 2019 11:44 am|
Cantaloupe is melon or musk melon ie kharbooja, watermelon is tarbooj. 🙂
April 26, 2019 12:34 pm|
All great fruits. All good for replinishing body with water, some also full of fibre. Thank you for sharing.
April 26, 2019 1:00 pm|
I love to eat my water. Fruits are my favourite and even veggies like cucumber, lauki, petha that are so high in water content. Love having them.
April 26, 2019 2:00 pm|
Yes, I love to eat the water. Watermelons and melons are regular fruits at home during summer. They are good appetizers when you are hungry but want to avoid heavy foods.
April 26, 2019 2:29 pm|
Water is great. And so are fruits which are mainly water. I even like cucumbers.
April 26, 2019 3:28 pm|
And I love melon!!
April 26, 2019 3:50 pm|
The season is coming… watermelons!!! Such a nice theme to promote healthy food. Great.
April 26, 2019 5:41 pm|
Ah fruits! Aren’t they life savers most times!
April 26, 2019 7:42 pm|
Great and apt list, watermelon is my favorite in all these foods.
April 26, 2019 10:35 pm|
Great heading! Eat your water. I definitely like to eat my water – specially the fruit you’ve listed here.
April 27, 2019 12:18 pm|
Great, very useful.
April 27, 2019 1:22 pm|
Very useful information, colourful pictures to this post has made it attractive and motivating to add these fruits into my diet…Thanks for sharing:)
April 28, 2019 11:39 pm|
My favorite these days is water melon. and musk melon. Also love to have papaya in summers, but they are not as water-rich, I think.
Find my W post @ 14 Water-Rich Vegetables That Help You Stay Hydrated in Summers
May 10, 2019 7:28 am|
Interesting statistics. I like to eat lots of fruit and vegetables 🙂