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“New” Tips for Staying Hydrated in Arizona’s Scorching Summers

“New” Tips for Staying Hydrated in Arizona’s Scorching Summers

Ah, summer in Arizona – where the sun shines brighter, the days grow longer, and the heat… well, let’s just say it’s not for the faint of heart! While the sunshine can bring feelings of joy and more opportunities to play, it can also bring an increased need for hydration. Hydration is when we replace the fluid our bodies naturally lose, for example when we sweat. Our bodies are like thirsty sponges, soaking up all that Arizona sunshine and sweating it out faster than you can say “ice cold lemonade.”

Did you know that our bodies are mostly made of water? It’s one of the reasons why keeping ourselves and our families hydrated is important. Staying hydrated can help us have more energy, feel our best, and stay cool during those long, hot summer days. When you think about hydration, water is probably the first thing that comes to your mind. It’s a good idea to have some water nearby, especially during the summer, but there are fruits and veggies that can also help us stay hydrated this summer.

Let’s get creative with our hydration game! Here are some hydrating fruits and vegetables:

  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon 
  • Berries
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Lettuce
  • Zucchini

Fresh, canned, or frozen, these fruits and veggies can help us stay hydrated because they have a lot of water in them. Try cucumber, celery, tomato, or zucchini with your favorite dip for an afternoon snack. Munch on some berries or toss them in a blender for a fruity refreshment. You might even think our Watermelon Blueberry Banana Split is delicious, too! 

Your body needs water, and lots of it! Here are a few fun ways to make water even better:

  • Add berries to sweeten it up
  • Cut up some cucumber to add to help you relax
  • Make ice cubes with fruit or herbs (like mint) for refreshing flavors as they melt
  • Try sparkling water to change things up

As the sun blazes overhead and the heat waves ripple through the desert, remember: hydration is your secret weapon against the summer scorch. So, stay cool, stay hydrated, and let’s make this summer one for the books – Arizona style!