July 19, 2019

Healthy Hydration for a Hot Summer Day

When temperatures soar, it's important to make sure you and your family are practicing healthy hydration habits. Proper hydration helps keep our bodies cool, energized, and strong so that we can enjoy all the fun and excitement summer has to offer!  

Healthier Generation is supporting families in practicing healthy hydration habits, like choosing more no- and low-calorie beverages, especially through the Beverage Calories Initiative. As part of this initiative, ABA, The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper, and PepsiCo have pledged to reduce the number of calories that Americans consume from beverages by 20 percent by 2025.

Join us this summer by opting for one of these healthier beverages at home and on the go:  

  • Water: On a hot, sticky day, H2O is the way to go. Reach for a cool class of water to help regulate your body temperature, replenish your energy, and stabilize your mood. For some variety, try a no-sugar flavored option, or try infusing water with fruit and herbs.  
  • Milk: For a beverage that packs a nutrient punch, opt for a glass of low-fat or nonfat milk. Cow, soy, almond, or any other alternative milk are all great options. Remember to choose “plain” or unflavored options to avoid excess sugar.  
  • 100% Juice: Craving something sweet? For an occasional treat, enjoy a refreshing fruit juice. Look for varieties marked as 100% juice (not a juice drink) and keep portion sizes to 8 ounces or less (about one juice box) per day. Or, try making your own juice spritzer by adding plain seltzer water to your 100% juice.
What’s your favorite healthy summer beverage? Share a photo and tell us how you’re staying hydrated this summer by tagging @HealthierGen on social media!