As the summer heats up, you need to keep your body hydrated to help you look healthy and glowing. You need to take in a lot of fluids, be it water or any refreshing drink (colas and alcoholic drinks are a strict no-no), to help to stay hydrated.

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Sure, it may not be the most glamorous of beverages, but the fact is, your body is composed of about 60 percent water. A tall, cold glass of water is a natural choice for hydration and health.

Flavored water

Many people are so familiar with the tastes of sweeteners and added flavors that regular plain water seems boring and flavorless. You can make your own naturally flavored water easily, however, by adding slices of cucumber, orange, lemon or fresh ginger, or fresh mint or basil leaves to a jug of water. Keep refrigerated until ready to drink. Pour your spa-worthy water into a refillable bottle, and you’ll be doing your body and the earth some good.

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Juice chiller

Start with 100 percent juice, such as cranberry, cherry or orange. In a pitcher, stir together three or four parts water (plain or carbonated) to one part juice. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Pour over ice and enjoy.

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