Posted on 07/6/2016
Hi, I’m Rene Ficek, registered dietitian nutritionist. Summer is officially here, so let's take this opportunity to talk about how you can stay hydrated during the upcoming summer months.
Why not start with sipping on a cup of herbal tea every evening? If you make this a habit, you'll an extra cup of fluid to your tally every day, and on top of that it's a relaxing ritual and a great way to destress at the end of a long day.
Secondly, eat a diet rich in whole foods. Eating water rich foods, like fruits and vegetables, you'll automatically up your fluid intake. So aim to 4 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetables every day, as they have various levels of water, and of course the ever important nutrient, potassium.
And lastly, make sure you get enough of the just plain old good water. You certainly don't need any sugar sweetened beverages to quench that thirst, but if you're working out in the yard, or you're exercising, it's not a bad idea to down some electrolyte drinks. Other than that, just stick with plain old water, and feel free to add some lemons or cucumbers to make it go down just a bit easier.
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