15 Foods Rich In Water Content – A Must Have During Summer!

By: Suhasini Srirangam

With too many conventions set everywhere, around the amount of water consumption and the frequency of it - it is but a very difficult task to stick to a water routine.

Although variety has always kept the human mind motivated most of the times, it also has made self-discipline seem achievable.

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Water, as we all know, constitutes to 60% of our body weight - the brain and heart adding up to 73% and the lungs up to 83%. Also have a look at these foods that help in keeping you hydrated.

One of the most important functions that water does is to regulate the body's temperature, which becomes quite a task during summers.

However, there are plenty of options to help make it an easier process. Here's how:

List Of Foods Rich In Water Content:

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1. Cucumber

This water container with a green exterior can safely be called so, as it has 97% of water in it. It works perfectly fine as a veggie in salads, as the main ingredient in a shake, or even a soup. Cucumber not only cools down the body, but also helps improve our skin's texture.

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2. Watermelon

As predictable as the name gets, the water in it takes precedence over the fruit. Very befitting as well. One of the finest examples of a hydration's source, especially during summers, this fruit is made up of 92% of water and is also equally rich in salt, calcium, magnesium, Vitamins C and A.

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3. Green Salad

A bowl of green salad helps serve two purposes; one, weight loss and two, hydration (as it contains more than 90% of water). This serving is also supremely rich in other nutrients such as folate, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

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4. Radish

One another wonderful addition to a potential rich salad, is a miraculously equipped radish. A root vegetable rich in spice, flavour, water (95%) and nutrients is an excellent source to bank on, for rehydration during summer. You can slice it up and sprinkle some salt and chilli over it, or add it to your bowl of salad with lemon juice, olive oil, poppy seeds and salt to taste.

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5. Tomatoes

Loaded with close to 94% water in them, tomatoes are a storehouse of many properties. They are anti-cancerous, plus are rich in Vitamin C, flavonoids, folate and potassium. Their power to hydrate speaks for itself when you slice it into one - the juicy interiors do their job quite well.

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6. Pineapple

A rich source of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and water, pineapple is also widely preferred for its taste. Especially, there is nothing like a glass full of fresh pineapple juice. I mean, why not, it's 87% rich in water and does quite an amazing job in many other aspects too!

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7. Apricot

With over 80% od water content in them, these delicious sources of water called apricots are supremely tasty too. Also, they happen to be quite rich in their antioxidant, beta-carotene and fibre content as well. It's only a big blessing that they do grow during summers and help contribute to the rehydration mechanism.

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8. Orange

The first bite into an orange is always filled with a dash of tanginess and a blast of instantaneous hydration (87% water) in the mouth. While everyone is aware of its richness in Vitamin C, its ability to hydrate is almost undervalued.

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9. Strawberries

A berry that looks, tastes and works like a star - meet strawberry! It has antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help build the immune system. The best amongst other berries, this one has close to 92% water content in it, thereby making the rehydration a tempting process.

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10. Grapes

With over 80% of water in them, grapes are supposed to be one of the healthiest thirst-quenching sources around. It, like many others mentioned above, is rich in vitamins K and C with also the ability to boost the immunity system.

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11. Peach

88% rich in water, this fruit does look like it is richer in water content; however, it compensates for the same with its deliciousness.

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12. Yogurt

One of the quintessential items in a South Indian meal - yogurt - is rich in water content up to 88%. Also, it's equipped with calcium, Vitamins B and B12 and probiotics.

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13. Green Peppers

As deceiving as they look, they contain around 92% of water in them. Green peppers can be added to various dishes and hence add a great odour to them.

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14. Broccoli

Rich in lots of fibre, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, broccoli has up to 90% of water in it and is one of the most sought-after additions in green salads these days. It has high amounts of sulforaphane - a very useful compound that enhances the body's enzymes and removes the malignant agents out of the body.

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15. Cantaloupe

Though it has a coarser exterior, the juicy interior is filled with up to 90% of water. It's also known as muskmelon and is a part of the gourd family that is most famous for its hydration benefits. One serving of cantaloupe is known to have the capacity to deliver almost 100 percent of the daily dose required of Vitamins A and C.

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Story first published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11:29 [IST]
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