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reviewed 11/7/2019

A few facts about hydration

Did you know you can get part of your daily water needs from food?

How much water?

On average, women need 91 ounces of water daily. Men need 125 ounces of water daily.

While you exercise you can lose more than one quart of water every hour.

Hydrate with food. Foods made up of mostly water:

  • Iceberg lettuce, 96%.
  • Pickle, 94%.
  • Cantaloupe, 90%.
  • Butternut squash, 88%.
  • Apple, 86%.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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