Make Water Your Number 1 Beverage

Families, Food and Fitness November 19, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

Drinking water is the No. 1 strategy to rethink your drink. It is the perfect beverage – it is calorie-free, sugar-free, fat-free, and almost free (if you drink tap water).

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Try these strategies to make water Number One:

  • Keep water and other calorie-free beverages on hand at work, at home, and in the car. Make it easy for everyone to choose water.
  • Don’t keep sugar-sweetened beverages at home or work. We tend to drink what is available, so make your home and office sugar-free.
  • Carry a water bottle with you and refill it throughout the day.
  • Add a slice of lemon, lime, or orange to jazz up your water. Make a pitcher of water with fruit slices and keep it in the refrigerator.
  • Add a splash of fruit juice to still or sparkling water.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.