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Please note that we will run on an adjusted schedule during the upcoming holidays.

Staying Hydrated During Hot Summer Months

With increasing summer temperatures, it is imperative to stay well hydrated. So, how much water do you need to drink?  Well, a good rule of thumb is to take your current body weight in pounds and divide that number in half.  This number would be the amount of water you need in ounces. 

Example: A person weighing 150 pounds should consume 75 ounces of water per day.

A quick and easy way is to simply drink water throughout the day. If you find that to be too boring, these foods are both delicious and an excellent source of water!

Fruits% H20Vegetables% H20
    
Strawberries92Cucumber96
Watermelon92Lettuce (iceberg)96
Grapefruit91Celery95
Cantaloupe90Radish95
Peach88Zucchini95
Orange87Red Tomatoes94
Pineapple87Green Tomatoes93
Raspberries87Green Cabbage92
Apricot86Red Cabbage92
Blueberries85Cauliflower92
Plum85Eggplant92
Apple84Sweet Peppers92
Pear84Spinach92
Cherries81Broccoli91
Grapes81Carrots87
Banana75Green Peas79
  White Potato79

Contributed by Danielle Hood, Dietetic Intern, Immaculata University, for Margaret Moses, MBA, RDN.
For more nutrition tips, visit Margaret’s blog.