...water. But what counts as water???
According to WebMD -
Your recommended water intake includes all sources -- drinking water, other beverages, and food. But be careful -- certain fluids have their drawbacks.
For instance, juices, sodas, and smoothies can be hydrating, but they can also be high in sugar and calories.
Coffee and tea provide water, too. But, they also contain caffeine, which can make you lose more water when you pee. Most healthy people can safely drink about 2 to 4 8-ounce cups of coffee each day. Alcoholic drinks (woohoo!) contain water, too. But like caffeine, they actually cause you to lose more water through your urine.
Sports drinks have a high water content. They also contain carbohydrates and electrolytes, which can help you absorb water and keep your energy levels up. During intense workouts, they help to replace salt lost through sweat. But be careful: many also contain lots of extra calories, sugar, and salt. Check the nutrition label. Pay attention to the serving size, and limit how many you drink.
Energy drinks are different from sports drinks. They contain sugar, as well as stimulants, like caffeine -- often in high doses.
And don’t forget foods! Fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, celery, and watermelon are over 90% water. They also provide a variety of different vitamins and minerals. Refreshing!
Keep on chugging away!