Posted on: June 17, 2013
A Cooler Way to Stay Hydrated This Summer!
by Kimberly Stein RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital
Summer is just around the corner and with your beach plans being set in motion; you’ll want to remember to pack more than just your bathing suit this season. As temps rise and we start to feel the heat, staying hydrated is extra important to get the maximum out of your days in the sun.
Water is the zero calorie drink that has a loving relationship with our body. It helps balance our body fluids, controls caloric intake, energizes muscles and skin, and flushes unwanted toxins away. While it might seem daunting to gulp down the recommended 8 glasses per day, it can be done! Believe it or not, there are some really neat ways of increasing your fluid intake just by what you eat! Here are some refreshing foods and recipes to help you stay hydrated this sunny season…