o To improve the taste of tap water, try adding lemon juice or chilling ahead of time. Chilling tap water makes it readily available, also may enhance its palatability.
o Although bottled water is more expensive, this can be a great alternative if you dislike the taste of tap water or are on-the-go.
Plain Tea and Coffee:
o Although these have a mild diuretic effect, studies do not link it to an increased risk of dehydration.Avoid adding sugars or creams to tea and coffee, as these can add empty calories.
Milk & Milk Alternatives:
o Dairy beverages provide nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D. Choose fat-free or low-fat varieties, and limit intake or avoid sweetened varieties. Choose unsweetened almond or soy milk.
100% Fruit Juices:
Limit intake of 100% juice to 8oz daily, but this can also count towards your daily fruit intake.