4 Ways to Hydrate this Summer

I hope your Monday is off to a great start. Apparently, Atlanta is a rain forest but I won’t complain since it keeps the temperatures down. But 90 degree weather is right around the corner.

As the temperature dials up, proper hydration is essential. Try these tips to jazz up your water and stay cool and hydrated through the hot days of summer.

  • Add slices of fresh peaches and ginger or strawberries and lime to cold sparkling water.
  • Create your own “spa water” by adding muddled fresh mint or basil and cucumber slices to ice cold water.
  • Chill fresh brewed fruit or herbal tea. Add vanilla, mint or chunks of fruit to the batch for a refreshing, antioxidant rich beverage.
  • Eat plenty of high water fruits and vegetables. Watermelon,  berries, cucumber, tomatoes and salad greens are all more than 90% water.

BONUS TIP: Make a smoothie. Combine your favorite leafy green with fruit for a refreshing, nutrient rich breakfast or snack.

This list is just a start.  Take a look in your fridge. You can add fresh blueberries, cantaloupe… really anything you want to get rid of or that looks pretty in a pitcher.  The most important thing is to stay hydrated and water is what you need.

 

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