June 17, 2015

From Cedarfield Dietician

As the temperatures rise, so does your body’s need for water! To keep it functioning normally and to prevent dehydration, you body needs an ongoing        water supply throughout the day – especially in extreme temperatures like we have experienced lately.    

-Drink up. If you’re thirsty, your body has already started to become dehydrated. Drink water throughout the day – never let your mouth become dry.    

-Hungry? Drink a glass of water. The mind often confuses thirst for hunger.    

-Keep the eight glasses a day in mind. Eight glasses is not the exact amount everyone needs, but a good estimate.    

-And while nothing beats a tall glass of water to quench your thirst, certain foods can help supply some of your daily water needs. Some fruits and        vegetables with the highest percentage of water are lettuce, watermelon, cucumbers, grapefruits, carrots and apples.