12 Recipes That Will Help You Stay Hydrated

During the summer months, sometimes you're so busy that you kind of forget to pick up a glass of water. In order to help you prevent dehydration, we've rounded up 12 recipes with ingredients that have high water contents. They'll make staying hydrated and healthy a breeze.

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Everyone knows that you have to drink eight glasses of water a day. But how are you supposed to meet that goal when sometimes it's hard to remember to drink even one? According to Health.com, those eight glasses a day may be overblown, because about 20 percent of your water intake comes from the fruits and vegetables that most of us eat on a daily basis. We're not saying to get rid of water altogether, but by chowing down on these recipes, you won't have to worry too much.

Some vegetables that you may not even realize have high water contents are cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, and celery. Put these three ingredients in a salad and you'll have a powerhouse (and hydrating) meal. If you're not really the salad type, try our Pickled Cucumber and Onion Appetizer. There are so many options for recipes with these hydration-boosting ingredients.

All of these ingredients have water contents of up to 90 percent, but some of our recipes require cooking the fruits or vegetables, which may decrease their water content slightly. No worries, because they still will provide you with the hydrated feeling you desire.

Spinach Lasagna

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Everyone loves lasagna — how could you not? It's pasta baked to perfection with cheese and other delicious ingredients. What makes this recipe even better is that it's packed with potassium, fiber, and vitamins. There's no going wrong with this recipe — you'll have a delicious meal that is high in water (91.4 percent) and vitamins.

Tomato Tart

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On a nice summer day, why not treat yourself to a delicious and robust tomato tart? You will have a delicious meal while satisfying your need for water, because this fruit has a water content of 94.5 percent.