A bowl of cucumber slices is nearly as thirst-quenching as a glass of water. Cucumbers provide a little fiber and some vitamin C. Don’t limit your cucumber consumption to tossing slices into green salads; get inspired to make refreshing cucumber recipes: dips, soups and yes! pickles.
Part of the reason that 2 cups of salad greens has fewer than 15 calories is that greens are more than 90 percent water. They are also packed with nutrients, such as folate, vitamin C, fiber and the antioxidant beta carotene, which helps keep your eyes and skin healthy. Plus, having a salad for lunch is a great way to bang out a couple of veggie servings.
Strawberries deliver the most vitamin C of all berries and also provide folate, a B vitamin that’s essential for the healthy growth of new cells. Eat them straight up or try them in a new strawberry recipe: they’re special in everything from salads to baked goods.
Ninety-two percent water, watermelon is a good source of vitamin C and, when it’s red, also has lycopene, an antioxidant that may help protect against heart disease and some types of cancer. Enjoy fresh wedges or, better yet, get creative with watermelon recipes.
Depending on your preferred type, regular plain yogurt is 85 to 88% water. You’ll also get calcium, some B vitamins and, to be sure you’re getting some good-for-you probiotics, look for a yogurt that carries the “Live & Active Cultures” seal.
At 88 percent water, this fruit will help you stay hydrated. Better yet, 1 cup delivers 3 grams of fiber for just 55 calories.
This sweet and nutty squash is 88 percent water. A cup of cooked butternut squash also boasts over 400 percent of your Daily Value for vitamin A a key nutrient for eye health as well as healthy doses of vitamin C, potassium and manganese.