Drinking water is not the same as consuming water. Due to any electrolyte imbalances, malabsorption, or any other deficiencies, you may in fact not even be absorbing the water you drink. As a rule of thumb, it’s said that when your pee is clear you’re in the clear, however this is not the case for everyone.

Some people’s urine does not change to a yellow color due to a lack of bile salts in the system, and they are in fact much more susceptible to being dehydrated than those with regular bladders. Regardless, here are some of the best alternatives to water at quenching your thirst.

1. Cucumber

Cucumber is a favorite fruit of many people. It’s full of fiber and tons of vitamins and minerals, and has a light refreshing taste. You may already know this, but cucumber is made of 96% water. That’s a lot of water! And because you are chewing it down with fiber, it is much more readily absorbed.

2. Celery

Celery definitely has a very distinct taste. Just as unique as its taste is the water quenching abilities this veggie has. It has over 95% water content. Not only is it great for you as far as nutritional value, but also in keeping you quenched.


Moving on to this amazing little fruit (yes, it’s a fruit not a vegetable!), tomatoes are a favorite of many people and compliment most dished quite well. From sandwiches to salads, to with a piece of cheese or even eating tomatoes alone, they taste pretty good and are made of 94% water.

4. Cauliflower

While it’s hard and pale texture may lead you to believe it’s not full of water – it is in fact full of H20 and is a sure fire way to quench your thirst. If you need some water after an intense workout or an exceptionally hot day that has you sweating, then cauliflower is a great superfruit to grab.

5. Watermelon

A favorite for many with its lightly sweet flavor and refreshing taste. Watermelon is the perfect fruit to eat in the summertime and is sure to quench your thirst – over 90% of watermelon is composed of water. What’s even better is the high amounts of lycopene watermelon contains.

6. Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the top foods we think of when it comes to superfoods to their high levels of antioxidants and cancer preventing properties. You may not have considered how great they are at hydrating you as well – they are made of 95% water.

Who says the only way you can get water is by drinking it? Now you can eat your water with these superfoods. These are all great and make for a healthy, balanced diet, so be sure to incorporate these and quench your thirst in the process.

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