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Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer

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Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer

Summer’s in full swing, and we hope you’re enjoying some fun in the sun. We also hope you’re remembering to stay hydrated. The rule of thumb is to drink more than ten glasses of water per day — or even more if you’re getting vigorous activity on a hot summer day. Here are a few things to consider before you head outside.

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Drink before you go.

Make sure you’re well hydrated before your outdoor activity. Otherwise you’ll be playing catch-up the rest of the day.

Steer clear of caffeine.

Caffeine acts as a diuretic and could cause you to lose more fluids.

Remember that plain water’s not your only option.

Watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber and lettuce have lots of water too. And if you prefer a little more zip in your beverage, check out these easy summer sippers to stay cool as a cucumber.

Summer Limeade

This one’s pretty easy. All you need is ice, limes and water. Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lime. What could be more refreshing? Try our Summer Limeaide recipe.

Raspberry-Lemonade Slushie

Keep your blender busy with raspberries, fresh lemon juice and ice cubes. Switch up the recipe by substituting mangoes with pineapple juice or strawberries and orange juice. The variations are endless and delicious for this Raspberry-Lemonade Slushie recipe.

Avocado and Coconut Refresher Smoothie

Try this Avocado Coconut Smoothie recipe for breakfast before you dive into your day. You’ll feel full for hours. Avocados, almond-coconut milk and frozen mango cubes are all you need. It’s best served right after blending.

Summer months are best spent outdoors. Just make sure to do it right by keeping your body hydrated. And don’t forget your sunscreen!

Which recipe will you be trying this summer?

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