Foods To Keep You Hydrated

Scorching days are back again - Singapore is set to experience drier, hotter weather in the first half of June, as part of the Southwest Monsoon.

While it's important to drink lots of water to keep hydrated, these refreshing food and drink alternatives to H2O are a great way to help contribute to your fluid intake.



At 96% water content, cucumbers contains one of the highest percentage of water in vegetables. Not only is this vegetable hydrating, cucumbers contain Vitamin K which can improve calcium absorption, are low in calories and high in fiber which promotes weight loss and a healthier digestion. Dip cucumber slices in hummus, or try adding them in your salads for a refreshing treat.

Iceberg Lettuce

Although it has a lower nutritional value in comparison to leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale, iceberg lettuce comes in second with a water content of 95.6%. Add iceberg lettuce into your sandwich or part of your salad. Other lettuce varieties include butterhead, romaine, and leaf if you want to up your nutrition intake as well as hydration.


With over 6 calories per stalk, celery comes in third with a water content of about 95%. A good source of dietary fiber and water, celery is a good snack to fill you up when you feel a little peckish in the afternoon.
Celery can be eaten with dips, salad, cheese or with peanut butter. It also adds flavour to soups or can be added into juices and smoothies.


The perfect summer fruit, strawberries are a sweet treat to keep you hydrated at 92% water content. Full of antioxidants and folate, strawberries are able to help you maintain a low-blood sugar and help with depression. Other berries like raspberries and blueberries contain around 85% water but are also good options for high antioxidants and fiber intake.


Unlike sports beverages, coconut water is low in carbohydrates, while still being rich in potassium - making it a great electrolyte replacement and thus claiming the title, "nature's sport drink".
For those who exercise moderately, coconut water is a good alternative drink for hydration. 


If you want to keep hydration easy and effortless, simply add a pinch of sea salt into your water. Sea salt contains 84 minerals and nutrients that our body needs on a daily basis. By adding sea salt into a glass of water, this will help your body take in the minerals and nutrient needed and satisfies your thirst longer.

We've put together a collection of hydrating foods and drinks that can help you stay hydrated with the hot days ahead.

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