Top Fruits & Vegetables for Optimal Hydration This Summer

Frisco Fresh Market, Produce

Summer may not officially be here, but the heat we’ve been experiencing is an indicator of a sweltering one. Though we all know that water is the number one hydrator for hot weather, sometimes people need an added touch of flavor to get their liquid intake.

At Frisco Fresh Market, we take pride in offering our customers what’s best for their bodies. Let’s look at dehydration and some of the most common produce choices to keep your body cool on a hot Texas day.

Signs That You’re Dehydrated

Dehydration doesn’t just fatigue you. Left untreated, it can lead to heatstroke, seizures, a coma, and even death.

Before we get into the top fruits and vegetables that offer hydration, it’s important to us that you know the signs that your body is overheating:

  • Sunken eyes and cheeks
  • No tears when crying
  • Dark urine
  • Dry skin
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Rapid heartbeat

5 Fruits and Vegetables that Boost Hydration

If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms at a farmers market, get water as soon as possible and find the following fruits and vegetables to snack on for optimal hydration.


Hydration is just part of this fruit’s name. In fact, watermelon is made up of 92% water. A cup of cubed watermelon can provide the same water content as a half cup.

Not only is watermelon hydrating, but it’s also a low-calorie fruit that provides your body with antioxidants that help strengthen your immune system.


Strawberries are another hydrating food. They contain a 91% water content, and eating a healthy portion of these berries can rejuvenate you on a hot day.

The best thing about strawberries is that they can go well with any day’s meal. Adding this fruit to your daily produce intake rehydrates your body and provides antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C!


One orange contains almost half a cup of water. Oranges are an excellent source of hydration that helps stave off kidney stones.

So, we say cut up an orange for your health and enjoy the rich, nutrient-filled flavors it provides.


Cucumbers are 95% water and provide great hydration at a low caloric cost. This makes them the perfect summer vegetable to add to your favorite cookout dish.


“Lettuce” talk about the 96% water content you find in this traditional green! One cup of lettuce can give your body ¼ cup of water and a boost of fiber and folate that your body will thank you for.

Lettuce goes great in salads as a hydrating property and adds a little extra moisture to a burger when used to substitute for a dry, heavy bun.

Quench Your Cravings at Frisco Fresh Market, Today

Hydration is always important, and at Frisco Fresh Market, we always have delicious hydrating produce available. Cool off this summer with a visit to our outdoor market and find your favorite sunny day treat.

If you’re a vendor who wants to join our team for the season, we want to meet you.

Contact us to learn more about our farmer’s market and current vendor opportunities.