Beat the Heat with These Hydrating Foods!
Cucumbers have 96% water content. They also provide vitamins C, K and A, magnesium and antioxidants. Add lots to your kachumber salad or cut up sticks to dip into chaat masala. Cut up slices for a sandwich or make a cooling gazpacho.
Watermelons have 92% water content, as well as vitamins C and A and magnesium.
Radishes have 95% water and are actually one of the healthiest vegetables to have! They have calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins B-6 and K and cancer-preventing properties. You can also make pickled radishes.
Zucchinis have 94% water, and provide calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins A, C and K, andantioxidants. Zucchini is bland enough to be added to cakes and pancakes without you noticing, if you don’t like it in its actual form (though a chargrilled zucchini with pine nut salad is so delish).
Spinach has 91% water and iron, folate, magnesium, fibre, vitamins E, A and C! Add to your salads, your eggs in the morning, or throw into your smoothie.
Cantaloupe is 90% water and anti-inflammatory, making it good for the immune system. In addition to vitamins C and A, it also has iron.