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Dehydration can be an uncomfortable nuisance, yet, if left unattended, can turn into a serious medical issue. This is mostly because our bodies run off of water given that we’re made of 60 to 70 percent water.

This little fact puts the necessity for adequate water intake into a bit more perspective.

Along with quenching our thirst, water also keeps a majority of our crucial systems running smoothly, removes waste from our blood, keeps blood vessels open so that “important nutrients can travel freely to our kidneys,” regulates body temperature, helps your brain function, aids digestion, and boosts our immune system.

Humans absolutely and under no circumstances can live without water!

With that said, staying hydrated is easier said than done in this hectic world of ours. Dehydration can be caused by various things including simply not consuming enough water, extremely hot weather, physical activity, or sickness.

Of course, if you find yourself dehydrated, there are a few ways to rehydrate.

First and foremost, just drink some water. With that said, there are a handful of plant-based foods that can act fast, help remedy dehydration before it worsens, and even boost that immune system!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 20,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Whole Foods Archives!

1. Tomato and Mushroom Tortellini SoupTomato and Mushroom Tortellini Soup

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When thinking about hydration, think soup! Add in some tomatoes — which have a water content of 94.5 percent — and you’re hydrating. This Tomato and Mushroom Tortellini Soup recipe by Elsa Brobbey hits both notes while also offering a balanced nourishing base of mushrooms, turmeric, and garlic.

2. Butter-Braised Radishes and TurnipsBraised Radishes and Turnips

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Who would’ve thought that little unassuming radishes offered a whopping water content of 95.3 percent? This Butter-Braised Radishes and Turnips recipe by Rachel Hanawalt is the perfect mixture of water-rich radishes and nourishing fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

3. Roasted Corn and Pepper SoupRoasted Corn and Pepper Soup

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Bell peppers are not only a sweet and healthy veggie treat, but they’re also about 92 percent water! This Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup recipe by Kristina Jug and Mitja Bezensek not only packs a hydrating soup base but also incorporates that lovely bell pepper and tomato.

4. Mashed CauliflowerMashed Cauliflower

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This Mashed Cauliflower recipe by Christin McKamey is surprisingly hydrating. Based around cauliflower which happens to be 92 percent water by weight, this recipe is a great simple and easy delicious side.

5. Good Morning Beet JuiceGood Morning Beet Juice

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The liquid in juice is a step in the right hydrating direction, but this Good Morning Beet Juice recipe by Ashley Smyczek also uses hydrating apples, one cup of water, super nourishing beets, and water-filled strawberries which happen to be 91 percent water.

6. Strawberry GazpachoStrawberry Gazpacho

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Speaking of those water-rich strawberries, this Strawberry Gazpacho recipe by Petra Vogel is a great meal to have on hand to stay hydrated! Along with strawberries, this gazpacho has vitamin C-rich orange and naturally healing ginger.

7. Fresh Fruit Lemonade PopsFresh Fruit Lemonade Pops

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This Fresh Fruit Lemonade Pops recipe by Bianca Scartabello mixes both water and watermelon — which contains 91 percent of water content — along with vitamin C-rich lemon for a hydrating treat!

8. Watermelon Quinoa Kale SaladWatermelon Quinoa Kale Salad

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Watermelon isn’t relegated to sweets but can be mixed into savory, rich dishes for a nice hydrating balance, such as in this Watermelon Quinoa Kale Salad recipe by Lauren Kirchmaier.

9. Fruitless Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie BowlFruitless Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie Bowl

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Zucchini is not only a diverse and nutrient-rich squash, but it also happens to have a 95 percent water content. This Fruitless Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie Bowl recipe by Kat Condon mixes water-rich zucchini with almond milk for a super chocolatey, super hydrating meal!

10. Seeds and Greens Kaniwa SaladSeeds and Greens Kaniwa Salad

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Seeds are incredibly nutrient-rich, greens are one of the healthiest veggies, avocados are healthy-fat and vitamin-filled, and zucchini is water-filled making this Seeds and Greens Kaniwa Salad recipe by Viktoria Radichkova a nourishing, hydrating whopper of a salad!

11. Iceberg Wedge Salad With Shiitake BaconWedge Salad 2 1200x750

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Alright, so iceberg lettuce doesn’t offer much outside of a ton of water — 95 percent water — but that’s why you match it with lots of nourishment such as in this Iceberg Wedge Salad With Shiitake Bacon recipe by Cruelty Free Family. Along with hydrating iceberg lettuce, this lettuce offers savory veggies, — shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes, and scallions — nutrient-rich toppings, — lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and coconut aminos — and a sweet bite from apple cider vinegar and agave nectar.

12. Coconut Tomato CurryCoconut Tomato Curry

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This Coconut Tomato Curry recipe by Sarah and Peter Hagstrom is rich in hydrating foods including tomatoes, celery, and coconut milk.

13. Lettuce WrapsLettuce Wraps

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Another great iceberg-lettuce recipe, these Lettuce Wraps by Mariko Sakata mix this water-rich food with a slew of nourishing ingredients including mushrooms, walnuts, and miso.

14. Cleansing Green SoupCleansing Green Soup

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This Cleansing Green Soup recipe by Melissa Tedesco is the perfect meal to have on hand when you need immediate rehydration! Along with water-rich celery and zucchini, this soup has a nourishing veggie broth base and nutrient-rich cruciferous cabbage.

15. Basil Cucumber GazpachoBasil Cucumber Gazpacho

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This Basil Cucumber Gazpacho recipe by Kristina Jug and Mitja Bezensek is a great second best choice hydrating soup next to the Cleansing Green Soup. Along with cucumber, this recipe also uses lemon juice, coconut yogurt, and avocado.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!Coconut Cucumber Smoothie

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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