Summertime Refreshment – 3 Tips to Stay Hydrated

It’s summertime, which means beach days and outdoor activities. It also means, it’s hot outside! Whether you’re working or playing outside, it’s crucial to stay hydrated.

Here are three tips to stay hydrated:

  1. Drink water – It may sound like a no-brainer, but many people have a hard time meeting their daily quota. A quick estimate of how many ounces of water to consume can be calculated by dividing your weight by two (for example: A 160 pound person would aim to consume 80 ounces). Some tips for increasing your intake: Add sliced lemon, lime, strawberries, oranges, cucumber, or mint for a hint of flavor. Drink sparkling water (non-sweetened), which has been shown to increase water intake.

 

  1. Eat more fruits and veggies – All fresh fruits and vegetables have high water content that can help boost your hydration. They also contain many vitamins and minerals, which aids in better absorption. Here’s some refreshing choices: Cucumbers and iceberg lettuce (96% water); Celery, tomatoes and zucchini (94-95% water); Watermelon, strawberries, broccoli and sweet peppers (92% water); Grapefruit and cantaloupe (90-91% water); Raspberries, pineapple, peaches, and plums (85-87% water)

 

  1. Fresh, Cold-Pressed Juice – Just as described above, fruits and vegetables contain high water content. That means, cold-pressed juices can count toward your daily water intake. Keep in mind, there are calories and sugar in juice. It’s best to choose juices that are mostly vegetables or a combination of fruits and vegetables. Fresh Nation offers a variety of fresh, cold-pressed juices that will keep you refreshed and hydrated this summer.

Enjoy your summer, friends! Stay hydrated and safe.

For questions or comments, contact Stephanie Brust at Stephanie@gofreshnation.com