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Foods that Help Hydrate You

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Foods that Help Hydrate You

Fruits & Veggies that Hydrate

With warmer weather on the horizon, it's essential to stay properly hydrated. If you're not too keen on drinking plain water, there are plenty of fruits and veggies that can keep you hydrated too!

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Along with being refreshing on a hot day, staying hydrated also helps to support various areas of your physical health. Some benefits of staying adequately hydrated include:

  • Regulating your body temperature.
  • Lubricating your joint.
  • Preventing infection.
  • Transporting nutrients to cells throughout your body.
  • Supporting healthy organ function.
  • Improving sleep quality.
  • Supporting a stable mood.
  • Improving cognitive function.

Foods With High Water Content

It is roughly recommended that the average adult should have between 11 and 16 cups of water each day to stay properly hydrated. However, your water intake isn’t restricted to just drinking plain water—your water intake can be supplemented by the foods you eat.

Whether you find yourself struggling to keep track of your water intake or you’ve got a little one who doesn’t like the taste of water, here are some fresh fruits and vegetables that are both delicious and high in water content:

  • Apples
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

There are some circumstances where people may require more water to ensure that they are staying hydrated. If any of these circumstances hold true for you, try sipping on more water throughout the day or adding some of the aforementioned produce to your diet to up your water intake:

  • You're pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You’re exercising or sweating heavily.
  • You’re in a hot environment.

Contact Kirby Medical Center

At Kirby Medical Center, we are dedicated to helping our community learn how to stay healthy and safe. If you are concerned about your health risks and the types of vaccines that are right for you, contact Kirby Medical Center at 217-762-2115 to learn more about how we can assist with all your healthcare needs.