EatinEatOut : Summer 2013
16 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA those recommendations. Just remember that hot and humid weather boosts your body’s need for more fluids. Do tea and coffee count? Yes they do. Surprised? If you’re used to drinking caffeinated drinks, your body adapts, and overall you gain more water than you lose. But keep your caffeine intake in check with no more than three cups a day. What about alcoholic drinks? Alcohol is dehydrating, so alternate alcoholic drinks with lower calorie options, like sparkling water with a twist of lime or a splash of cranberry juice. Can I get water from foods? Yes! Fruits, vegetables and yogurt are over 80 per cent water. Soups and smoothies also count. Fruits that have ovр 80% water Vegetables that have ovр 80% water Source: Bowes and Church’s Food Values, 1994.