(HealthDay News) -- It's important to drink a lot of fluids during the hot summer months. But too many sugary drinks can widen your waistline.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics mentions these beverages that avoid the empty calories:
- Enjoy sparkling water or ice cold tap water with a few slices of lemon, lime or cucumber for added flavor.
- Before you drink coconut water, read the label to make sure it's not high in sodium.
- Pour fat-free or low-fat milk over ice.
- Create your own thirst quencher by combining different kinds of 100-percent fruit juice and adding fresh fruit.
-- Diana Kohnle
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