During the 2024 heat wave, what should eat to stay hydrated  

Cucumbers: Comprising about 96% water, cucumbers are one of the most hydrating vegetables you can eat. They are also very versatile and can be added to salads, sandwiches, or eaten plain with a pinch of salt. 

Watermelon: This fruit is not only refreshing but is also approximately 92% water. It also contains essential hydration salts, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, all of which help to hydrate and replenish your body. 

Strawberries: All berries are good for hydration, but strawberries are the best, with about 91% water content. They make a great snack or dessert and can be added to yogurt or cereal. 

Celery: With a water content of about 95%, celery is another excellent hydrating food. It also provides fiber and essential minerals including potassium and sodium. 

Lettuce: With a water content of 95-96%, lettuce (especially iceberg) is highly hydrating. It’s perfect as a base for salads or added to sandwiches for a refreshing crunch. 

Peaches: Peaches are juicy and hydrating with about 89% water content. They are also a good source of vitamins A and C, which can help protect your skin against sun damage. 

Oranges: Oranges and other citrus fruits like grapefruits contain about 88% water and are also rich in vitamin C, which is particularly important during heatwaves as it can help reduce the risk of heat rash. 

Coconut Water: While not a food, coconut water is worth mentioning as a hydrating drink. It is low in calories and high in potassium, and can be more hydrating than water due to its electrolyte content. 

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