It has been a very hot summer where I live. We all know that with high heat it is especially important to have plenty of fluids. But what will be the result of drinking lots of soft drinks, smoothies, sweet tea, etc.? New York City put out this public service announcement late last year. It is pretty gross, but makes you think.

Makes water look a whole lot better, doesn’t it? And if you are like me and still have trouble drinking enough plain water, try adding a small amount of lemon juice, lime juice, or my personal favorite, cherry juice, to a glass of water. About a teaspoon will give water a little flavor and not add too many calories.