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Helpful Foods And Drinks To Help Combat Dehydration


1. Coconut water

Coconut water is great to drink when you’re dehydrated, as it provides much-needed water and supplies electrolytes and a few carbs. This is really important if you’re dehydrated and unable to keep much else down. It may also help prevent muscle cramping.

One small study found that coconut water replenished fluids lost during exercise as efficiently as sports drinks. However, participants more often reported they felt bloated and had greater upset stomach after consuming coconut water.

2. Watermelon, honeydew, and other melons

Fruits and vegetables have a high water content and can be a great option for keeping you hydrated. A 1-cup (152-gram) serving of raw, diced watermelon, for instance, is nearly 92% (139 mL) water. Cantaloupe and honeydew are similar, with about 90% water content in a given serving.

3. Milk

A glass of milk delivers fluids as well as protein, carbs, and some fat. It’s a good option for rehydrating because it contains lots of helpful electrolytes.

Here are some of the main nutrients you’ll get in 8 ounces (245 mL) of 2% milk:

  • Water: 218 mL (89% by volume)
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Calcium: 24% of the DV
  • Potassium: 8% of the DV
  • Magnesium: 7% of the DV

4. Tzatziki

This Greek dip is made with yogurt and cucumber — both of which pack water content.

Yogurt alone has a high water content (85%) and a lot of the same benefits as milk. It also contains some probiotics, which are friendly gut bacteria. Cucumber is hydrating too. It’s made up of 85% water.

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