It’s hot outside, so make sure to stay hydrated this summer. Add fresh fruit to your water for a unique flavor burst. Fill up pitchers of ice water and flavor it with fresh, in-season fruit, such as peach slices and raspberries.
You can also try slices of apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, lemons or limes. Feel free to add a handful of mint leaves or cucumbers for a refreshing taste that’s not as sweet.
Adding single-serve flavor packets may also add sugars, calories and other additives. Opt for flavoring your water naturally.
Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water in relation to their weight. Grapefruit, watermelon and strawberries have a high percentage of water. So do cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, zucchini and celery. Eat plenty of these on warm summer days.
Why rely on sugary lemonades when you can make your own. Squeeze your own lemonade and leave the excess, added sugar out.
Make sure you stay hydrated with these tips:
- Enjoy a glass of water with each meal and in between each meal.
- Find a couple of favorite water bottles that are easy to drink from and keep them within reach at work, in your car and at home.
- Make a commitment to take a drink of water each time you walk by a water fountain.
- Drink a glass of water with breakfast each morning.