The human body is largely made up of water, so it makes sense that consuming water and water-rich produce helps maintain balance and protects against dehydration.  It also helps you detoxify.  Fluids allow kidneys to remove waste products from your blood, sending important minerals back into the bloodstream and flushing the leftover compounds out in your urine.

Here is a quick list of 3 foods that help you stay hydrated…

  • Cucumbers – Highest ware content of any solid food, 96.7%.  They are low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them useful for both weight loss and digestive health.  Cucumbers also contain an anti-inflammatory flavonoid called fisetin that appears to play an important role in your brain health.
  • Celery – Very few calories, just 6 calories per stalk. This veggie is not short on nutrition, however. Celery contains folate and vitamins A, C and K.  It also helps neutralizes stomach acid and is often recommended as a natural remedy for heartburn and acid reflux.
  • Watermelon – this juicy melon is also among the richest sources of lycopene, a cancer-fighting antioxidant round in red fruits and vegetables.

Of course there are many more foods that help you stay hydrated… but this is a great start for ideas the next time you head to the store.