Staying Hydrated

(Published on - 7/19/2018 8:35:51 PM)

Staying hydrated is a challenge here in the desert. "2-1-1 Arizona", the state's community information service, suggests drinking 5 to 7 ounces of fluids every 15 to 20 minutes to stay hydrated. That's a lot!! The good news is that you can also meet suggested fluid intake with some of the foods you eat. Fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, celery, and lettuce help with fluid intake. Adding a lemon or lime to water helps make it just a little easier to swallow!
Tracking water intake is often challenging so knowing the signs of dehydration. Mild dehydration can make you feel lethargic while signs of more severe dehydration includes nausea, headaches, and dizziness.
Tired of drinking water and want something a little more fun? Check out this recipe for a Kiwi Lemonade Spritzer:
3/4 cup sugar
6 kiwis
2 cups lemon juice
1 cup water
1 liter seltzer water
lemon or kiwi wedges
*Puree sugar and kiwi in a blender until smooth.
*In a quart container, stir together the lemon juice and water. Add the kiwi puree and stir. Chill until very cold.
*To serve, pour 1/2 cup of the kiwi mixture into each of 8 tall glasses. Fill with ice and add 1/2 cup seltzer water to fill the glass. Garnish with lemon or kiwi wedge on the rim of each glass.