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.

Cucumber Gazpacho by Feasting At Home
Cucumber Sandwich by Eating Well. Photographer / Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist / Kay Clarke, Food Stylist / Ruth Blackburn


Watermelons have 92% water content, as well as vitamins C and A and magnesium.

Healthy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie by Food Faith Fitness


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.

Korean Style Radish Salad by My Delicious Blog


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).

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread by Sally’s Baking Addiction


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.

Creamed Spinach Scrambled Eggs by The Kitchen


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.


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