Foods that will keep you hydrated

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

Cantaloupe
Cantaloupes are colorful and juicy.

Sometimes, getting the recommended 8 glasses of water a day can be tough. However, not all of that hydration has to come in liquid form. There are tons of fruits and vegetables that are packed with water, and here’s just a few that you can chomp down on!

Take crunchy radishes for example. They may be a bit sharp on the tongue, but these bright veggies are made up of almost 95% water. Radishes are also filled with antioxidants – molecules that fight dangerous chemicals floating around the body – so slice some up, maybe pour a bit of salt, and enjoy.

Another great veggie to keep your water levels up are green peppers. Not only do these bell-shaped foods have around 94% water in them, they’re loaded with antioxidants. In fact, any bell peppers will do if you’re looking for a variety of flavors and colors.

If veggies don’t sound too appealing right now, there are plenty of fruits loaded with water as well. For example, watermelons contain about 91% water. Just cut one in half, grab a spoon, and they’re ready to eat. Cantaloupes are great, too. They are made of about 90% water, and just one quarter of the fruit provides a full serving of vitamin A.

If melons don’t float your boat, strawberries definitely have enough water to keep your ship sailing. With water content at about 90%, they’re perfect for keeping bodies hydrated. The little red guys are also easy to carry around.

So, if water’s too tasteless to guzzle down regularly, now you’ve got some delicious options!