Is Honeydew Water your Hydration Answer?

Drinking water is a healthy habit, but it can get a bit boring. Lemon or lime water works, but if you experience acid reflux or other related conditions, it may not be a good option.

Honeydew water is a delicious alternative and full of nutrients.

The honeydew melon looks a lot like a cantaloupe because both melons, and the watermelon, belong to the Cucumis melo plant family. (Melons are also related to squash and cucumbers.)

The sweet, juicy melon is about 90% water and contains potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium. This makes it perfect for hydrating after a workout, during illness or staying hydrated throughout the day. Honeydew also contains vitamins A, B and C, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and folate.

There are many ways to make honeydew water, and all of them are easy.

  • Freeze diced honeydew and add a few chunks to a glass of iced water. This also gives you a little treat to munch on as it thaws.
  • Juice honeydew and combine with iced water for a sweet and hydrating indulgence. Use 1/3 melon juice to 2/3 water; adjust to taste.
  • Add about 1 cup of fresh chunks of melon to a pitcher. Fill with water and refrigerate. Water can be refilled two or three times until the flavor is gone.
  • Put ½ cup honeydew and ½ cup watermelon to a pitcher and fill for a refreshing change. Add more or less melon to taste. The best part is the snack you get while drinking the water.
  • Add sprigs of mint to your water for a refreshing change.
  • Mix honeydew juice with cold sparkling water for a satisfying afternoon pick-me-up.