We all know how important it is that we rehydrate our bodies on a regular basis. You don’t have to be thirsty to drink but thirst is just the body’s way of telling you that it needs liquid. There are some times when you need to drink more than usual, such as during and after exercise or when the weather is hot. A refreshing drink is the perfect way to cool down on a sunny day, but not all our favorites are good news on the health front – and some are loaded with calories. So here are 8 favorite summer drinks and the things you should know about them!
1. Sport Drinks
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These favorite summer drinks provide fuel for your muscles which is great if you’re exercising. But if you’re not, then steer clear! They contain salt (which can contribute to high blood pressure) as well as sugar and very often E-numbers.