Easy ways to stay hydrated this summer

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 10:28:28-04

BOISE, Idaho — Summer is officially here, and if you find yourself getting dehydrated, we've got tips to help you out as the temperatures heat up.

Registered dietitian Molly Tevis says staying hydrated can be harder than you think during the summer months because we're distracted while enjoying the outdoors and sweating more than usual. So how much water do you actually need throughout the day?

"Kind of the old rule of thumb was your eight glasses, eight cups of water a day. Kind of a quicker tip is half of your body weight in ounces so just do the quick math. My recommendation is just always keep water around. I always joke that if you can carry a cell phone, you can carry a water bottle so just keeping your water bottle around and drinking your water throughout the day," says Tevis.

When you're planning out how to make sure you get enough water, look at your food intake as well. Tevis says using fresh, summer produce is a good way to stay hydrated without having to keep a water bottle on you at all times.

"Cucumbers, celery, lettuce, greens, and then my summer favorite, watermelon," says Tevis.

Watermelon is a great option, as the name suggests, coming in at 92% water. Tevis says it's also the basis for one of her most refreshing summer treats: watermelon cupcakes.

"Just a little slice of watermelon, some Greek yogurt, and some blueberries so you're getting your red, white, and blue and staying healthy, too."

For more tips, head into your local Albertsons or click here.