Summertime Hydration, the P.K. Way

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sick of drinking water? Add your favorite herbal tea bags to a pitcher of cold water in the refrigerator and let it brew for about an hour so it’s ready whenever you are. In my house, it’s the go-to beverage all year long.

Everyone enjoys a cold drink on a hot summer’s day, whether to remain hydrated or just because it tastes good. However, when beverages come laden with sugar, either naturally occurring (as in 100% fruit juice) or added (like sports and fruit drinks, soda, teas, ades, and the like), our drinks become a source of extra calories that most of us don’t need.

And our bodies generally don’t want.

So I was all set to write a post about my favorite summertime beverage—which also happens to be sugar- and calorie-free—when I recalled I had already done so last year.

To learn what it is and read the story, click here.

Hint: I made it every day while on vacation last week.

And everyone always loves it, kids included.

Check it out.


Dr. P.K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Healthy Hedonism (TM) is her philosophy: Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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