Staying hydrated isn’t just a summer thing, it’s a year-round strategy to feel your best.
Water makes up about 60% of body weight and is needed to turn food into energy, carry nutrients to cells, keep joints lubricated, regulate body temperature, and prevent fatigue. It also protects against dry lips and skin.
MYTH: You need to drink 8 cups of water a day.
FACT: There is no set number that’s right for everyone. Hydration needs vary based on several factors including age, gender, activity level, and climate. Let your thirst be your guide.
MYTH: Only decaf beverages are hydrating.
FACT: All beverages provide hydration, including tea and coffee; the water in them offsets caffeine’s mild diuretic effect.
Healthy hydration options keep added sugars in check. Also, 20% of water intake comes from food! Enjoy nourishing foods that boost hydration, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurt, and soups. Water is also a great hydration go-to. For flavorful options with no added sugar, try sparkling water, Wonder Water, unsweetened coffee or tea (like our Just Tea) or fruit-and-herb-infused water.
Check out other healthy hydration foods to help you feel your best!