Tips on How to Stay Hydrated

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Staying hydrated can have a huge impact on your overall health. Don’t skimp out on this vital nutrient—dressing up with herbs or snacking on foods with high water content can liven up this simple drink! Start with these thirst-quenching tips. How to stay hydrated

Tip #1: How Much Water Should You Drink?

While the common advice of drinking eight ounces of water eight times a day is a reasonable baseline, one size does not always fit all. Some people need more water and others less. Things to take into account are how active you are, sweating creates a greater need to hydrate. Likewise, those who are living in hot and humid climates may require more water as well. Using a refillable water bottle or container can help you track how much water you’re drinking throughout the day—and it’s kind to the environment as well!

Tip #2: Natural Flavored Water 

Infuse with Farm-Fresh Produce: Add sliced cucumbers, wedges of citrus or fresh berries to a frosty pitcher of water. Freeze to Please: Keep water chilled with flavor-filled ice cubes made with lemon juice, coconut water or fresh herbs, like mint and basil. Try Flavored Waters: Try a natural nutrient-enhanced water, free of artificial flavors and dyes. We carry a variety of flavors at Sprouts, like honeydew, kiwi and pomegranate.

Tip #3: Eat Fresh Produce

Did you know by eating the daily-recommended servings of fruits and veggies you’re not only optimizing your health, but you’re also consuming various levels of water?

Fruits with High Water Content

  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruits
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peaches

Vegetables with High Water Contenti

  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Radish
  • Celery

iBastin S, Henken K. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture: Water Content of Fruits and Vegetables. 1994