The Most Hydrating Foods

Hydration is obviously important, and you’re often told to drink at least 8 cups of water a day to stay well-hydrated. But water and other drinks aren’t the only way to up your hydration levels. We also intake water through the food we eat, and some types of food contain more water than others. We actually get around 20% of our water intake from food. Let’s look at a list of some of the most hydrating foods to include in your diet.


It can be really satisfying and refreshing when you bite into a juicy piece of fruit. And the fact that they’re so juicy goes to show how much water they contain. Here are some of the most hydrating types of fruit to eat more of:

  • Watermelon
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Peaches
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit

Bananas have a lower water content than the other fruits on this list, but they make up for it with the amount of potassium they contain. This helps to restore your electrolytes, which become depleted when you’re dehydrated.


Lots of different vegetables also have a high water content, helping to keep you hydrated while also providing lots of vitamins and other nutrients. These are the top contenders for the most hydrating vegetables:

  • Cucumber
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Bell peppers
  • Cabbage


Soup is a liquid, so it’s already clear how this meal or starter can be so hydrating. The broth itself contains water and if you include lots of vegetables in your soup, then you’re getting the extra hydration from those, too. Try adding some of the above vegetables for a supper hydrating soup. But avoid adding too much salt to your soup as this can lower your hydration levels.


Smoothies are already halfway between food and a drink. They usually contain water, fruit juice, or milk (or a non-dairy equivalent), or you can use a combination of these liquids. On top of this, you’re adding even more hydration when you blend lots of different types of fruit and veg into your smoothie.

Having fresh spring water easily accessible in your home and office can make it easier to drink more throughout the day and stay properly hydrated. Try Mountain Park Spring Water’s water delivery service or check out our water dispensers and filtration systems for more convenient ways of accessing water. Get in touch to find out more about our services across Virginia and North Carolina.