6 Water-Packed Foods To Eat When Dehydrated

Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you keep getting dehydrated often, you risk getting heat injuries, urinary and kidney problems and even seizures.

Now drinking water isn’t the only way to get fluids in your system; you can get it through the foods you eat as well. Research estimates that about 20 percent of the body’s hydration needs come from foods.

Here are 6 water-packed foods to help with dehydration.

1. Watermelon

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The fruit is made up of about 92% water, and is very low in calories. In addition to it being very hydrating, it also contains some amount of fiber and several important nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium. It also helps improve heart health, and reduce inflammation.

2. Cucumber

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They are made up almost entirely of water and also contain a small amount of nutrients like potassium and magnesium. They also help with weight loss, as well as promote regular bowel movements.

3. Strawberries

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About 91% of strawberries’ weight comes from water, eating them will contribute to your daily water intake.

4. Iceberg lettuce

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All types of lettuces have high water content but the iceberg lettuce has the highest concentration. These have pale green leaves and grows in cabbage-like bulbs. Iceberg lettuce is made up of 96% water, with the rest mostly fiber.

5. Yoghurt

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Yoghurt is about 88% water and contains ample protein and calcium. Plain yogurt with no flavorings is the most hydrating and also is significantly lower in sugar. (Source: healthline.com)

6. Baby sized Carrots

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The baby sized carrots contain about 90.4% of water while the full sized carrots contain 88.3% water. Carrots are also a good source of fiber, and contain many vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K and potassium.

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