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Family Nutrition In Action

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson
UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension

Quench Your Thirst This Summer

Is it hot outside? The heat may cause you to dehydrate before you even think to get a drink. You might feel tired, dizzy, or have dry mouth. So, in the summer you need to drink more fluids. Drinks like water, low-fat or fat-free milk, and 100% fruit juices are good choices. These drinks do not have added sugars.

Regular soda and other drinks such as energy drinks, sport drinks, and fruits drinks have added sugars. A 12-ounce can has up to 10 teaspoons of sugar and more than 150 calories. Today, many drinks come in very large bottles so there are even more calories.

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