How to Hydrate, Beyond Water
How much fluid do you need to stay hydrated? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends 13 cups of fluid a day for men and 9 cups for women. If you’re active outdoors in the heat and humidity, you may need more to prevent dehydration.
But what if drinking water all day isn’t your thing?
According to Caryn Alter, MS, RD, FAND:
Drinks like seltzer, fat-free milk, herbal tea, 100% juice, and infused water count as well. Piling your plate with water-filled fruit and veggies is another nutritious and delicious way to supplement your H20 intake. Watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, lettuce, celery, and spinach are all at least 90% water.
So, you can have your water and eat it, too!
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