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5 Tips to Drink More Water

Alliance for Healthier Generation

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Alliance for Healthier Generation has created a resource to help you drink more water and fewer sweet beverages. The resource has fun and healthy ideas to impact your own physical, mental, and social well-being and the well-being of your colleagues. Try out these tips and you’ll find yourself drinking fewer sugary drinks.

Try the 5 tips below:

1) Keep Water Handy
  • Bring a water bottle with you to school. If a water bottle is near you, you probably will not wait until you are thirsty to hydrate
2.) Jazz It Up!
  • Add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice, orange or grapefruit slices, frozen berries, or a little mint to add natural flavor
3) Identify Your Unhealthy Drinks
  • Most people know about soda, but other sugar-sweetened beverages like flavored drinks and fruit juices can add unwanted sodium and sugar to your diet.
  • Fruit juices are misleading because they add more sugar to the fruit juice, but without the benefits of naturally occurring nutrients.
  • Identify these unhealthy drinks and replace them with 100-percent fruit juice, low-fat unflavored milk, and water.
4) Read the Label
  • Increase your healthy vocabulary and learn all the different ways that products are labeled “sugar.”
  • Keep an eye out for words like agave, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, evaporated, cane juice, fruit juice, concentrate, high-fructose corn syrup, fructose honey, maple syrup, molasses, and sucrose. These words mean the product contains sugar.
5) Increase Produce Consumption
  • Water is found in fruits and vegetables. By increasing produce consumption, you will be nourishing yourself with healthy foods while also staying hydrated.