Top 10 Ways to Stay Hydrated
Water is best, but fruit -- even meat -- can help hydrate you
There's no doubt about it. Water is the best way to rehydrate your body.
"There's been a real water revolution in this country," says WebMD
Weight Loss Clinic Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD. "Water is non-caloric, it
plumps up your skin, and it hydrates your muscles. Water is the staff of life,
and now it's everywhere. It's very socially acceptable to walk around with
water bottles, sucking on them."
Sodas, iced tea, coffee, and other drinks that contain caffeine are second
best to good old-fashioned water when you're trying to stay hydrated. "They
act as diuretics, so even if you're getting water, you're also pulling a little
extra fluid from your body because of the caffeine," Zelman says.
As for other sources of hydration, many fruits and other foods contain
water. Amazingly, meat contains a high percentage of water -- as much as 60%,
Some good alternative sources of water include:
2. Chicken breast
3. Soup, stew, broth
8. Fruit juice
9. Sports drinks or flavored waters