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22 Foods to Keep You Hydrated

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Water aids in digestion, nutrient transportation, and joint lubrication, and helps regulate body temperature, which is particularly important during the hot summer months.

But only about 80 percent of our water intake comes from drinking. The other 20 percent comes from food. While filling up your water bottle is a good habit, you can also add some of the delicious water-filled foods below to your diet to stay hydrated this summer.

  • Cucumber - 96% (water content)
  • Lettuce - 95%
  • Celery - 95%
  • Zucchini- 95%
  • Tomato - 94%
  • Spinach - 92%
  • Watermelon - 92%
  • Strawberries - 92%
  • Broccoli - 91%
  • Grapefruit - 91%
  • Cantaloupe - 90%
  • Peach - 88%
  • 100% Orange Juice - 88%
  • Carrots - 87%
  • Pineapple - 87%
  • Raspberries- 87%
  • Apricot - 86%
  • Blueberries- 85%
  • Yogurt - 85%
  • Apple - 84%
  • Cherries - 81%
  • Banana - 74%

Read "Hydration 101" for more summer hydration tips.

Katie Butler is a dietitian at Core Performance in Mountain View, Calif.

Tags: Food, Hydration, Health

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