52 Vegetables With High Water Content

This list contains over 52 vegetables with high water content – pick a few favorites and start eating them everyday to stay hydrated and alkaline.

Why is the Water Important for Health?

Did you know that we are born with 75-78% water in our bodies? Water carries oxygen to our cells, tissues, and organs through the blood. Water also keeps you hydrated, flushes out toxins, regulates body temperature, and helps keeps you alkaline.

It would make sense that we not only drink plenty of pure water every day but also eat plenty of water-rich foods.

Dehydration and Inflammation

Dr Batmanghelidj (1930-2004) said that the human body manifests dehydration by producing pain (inflammation), and pain is a sign of water shortage in the body, and water shortage is actually the background to most of the health problems in our society.

  • Drink water!
  • Eat water-rich foods!
  • Something so simple that most people will think it’s silly – until they try it and it works.

You can read his scientific articles at http://www.watercure.com

Your Body’s Many Cries For Water Book PDF

The Healing Power of Water – Dr Batmanghelidj is interviewed by Mike Adams, Truth Publishing

Dr Batmanghelidj’s books on Amazon

Percent of Water Content of Fresh Whole Vegetables (not cooked)

Amaranth Greens 92%

Artichoke 85%

Arugula 92%

Asparagus 93%

Beet 88%

Beet Greens 91%


  • Chinese 93%
  • Flowers 91%
  • Leaves 91%
  • Rabe 93% (also known as raab or rapini)
  • Stalks 91%

Brussels Sprout 86%


  • Chinese pak-choi (bok-choy) 95%
  • Chines pe-tsai (napa) 94%
  • Green 92%
  • Red 90%
  • Savoy 91%

Carrot 88%

Cauliflower 92%

Celery 95%

Celtuse 95%

Chayote 94%

Chicory Greens 92%

Chicory Root 80%

Chives 91%

Collard Greens 90%

Coriander (cilantro, Chinese parsley) 92%

Corn 76%

Cress, garden 89%

Cucumber 95%

Dandelion Greens 86%

Eggplant 92%

Endive 94%

Fennel Bulb 90%

Garlic 59%

Ginger Root 79%

Kale 84%

Kohlrabi 91%

Lambsquarters 84%

Leek 83%


  • Butterhead 96%
  • Green leaf 95%
  • Iceberg 96%
  • Red leaf 96%
  • Romaine 95%


  • Chanterelle 90%
  • Morel 90%
  • Oyster 89%
  • Portabella 93%
  • Shitake 90%

Mustard Greens 91%

Okra 90%

Onion 91%

Parsley 88%

Parsnip 80%

Peas, green 79%


  • Banana 92%
  • Hot Chili (green, red) 88%
  • Jalapeno 92%
  • Sweet, green 94%
  • Sweet (red, yellow) 92%


  • Red 81%
  • Russet 79%
  • White 82%

Pumpkin 92%

Purslane 93%

Radicchio 93%

Radish 95%

Rutabaga 89%

Shallot 80%

Spinach 91%


  • Acorn 88%
  • Butternut 86%
  • Crooked or Straighneck 94%
  • Hubbard 88%
  • Spaghetti 92%
  • Zucchini 95%

Sweet Potato 77%

Tomato 95%

Turnip 92%

Watercress 95%

Swiss Chard 93%

How to Eat More Fresh Raw Veggies

I recommend starting with Lunch. Make it a goal to eat only fresh veggies for lunch for one month. Start with fresh greens (ex: lettuce, spinach or kale) and dice up a few other veggies for a big salad. Eat as much as you want each day. If you have a day that you can’t eat a salad, don’t beat yourself up about it, but get right back on fresh veggies the next day.

I like to drizzle my salad with olive oil, sprinkle apple cider vinegar, and add ground pepper. That’s it. I don’t use commercial dressing these days but use to when I first started eating salads.

You will notice that the more raw salads you eat, the more your body will crave them, and I can almost guarantee you will feel much better.

Something to Think About

This is a list of the processed Lunch foods from the Standard American Diet (SAD) that I grew up eating:

  • hotdogs
  • hamburgers
  • pizza
  • french fries
  • sandwiches with processed meat and cheese
  • Mac and cheese

Almost all lunch foods are heavily processed from animals and loaded with unhealthy flavorings that the manufacturers add to their food to keep you addicted. Brain fog anyone? No wonder most Americans reach for and afternoon coffee pick-me-up.

I am not a doctor and this information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. I recommend seeking the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or changing your diet.

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