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Helpful Hydration Tips

Hydration is important all year round, but especially during the summer months. We are outside, active, sweating more, and our body is losing more water. We then need to replace that fluid consistently during the day. Adequate fluid intake helps regulate body temperature, carries nutrients throughout the body, assists digestion, and more. Dehydration can sneak up on us when we’re having fun in the sun. Here are some things to keep in mind that will help you stay hydrated.

  • Make your water bottle your best friend: you can’t stay hydrated if you have nothing to drink. Find yourself a nice water bottle that travels with you wherever you go. Infuse water with fruits like lemons, limes, berries, or mint for a refreshing burst of flavor. They even make water bottles with an infuser! In addition to healthy and hydration benefits, it’s also sustainable to have a reusable water bottle to reduce the number of plastic bottled beverages purchased.
  • It’s not all about beverages: fruits and veggies with high water contents can contribute to your hydration status. Watermelon, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and more can all assist in keeping us hydrated. Soups, broths, and smoothies are also highly hydrating. Be sure to include a mix of beverages and hydrating foods in your diet.
  • Keep track: to ensure you are drinking enough water throughout the day, start a hydration journal and document the amount of fluid you consume during the day. If you are one who forgets to drink, or does not always feel thirsty, setting an alarm on your watch or phone a few times during the day, can help remind you that it’s time to hydrate.
  • Nutrients to boost hydration: We need more than just water to prevent dehydration – we also need electrolytes and carbohydrates. Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, and calcium are all necessary for nerve and muscle function and are lost through sweat. Take a look at your daily intake and be sure to include foods with these electrolytes.
  • Make it a habit: drink a beverage with each meal to make sure you are hydrating throughout the day. Remember, this beverage doesn’t always have to be water. A glass of low fat milk adds calcium, vitamin D, and protein to a meal, seltzer is always a good options if you are craving some bubbles, and coffee or tea in the morning are also hydrating.
  • Don’t ignore thirst: this tip is super important. If you feel thirsty, grab water or another healthy beverage and drink up!
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  • July 31, 2019

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“I just wanted to express my thanks and give two thumbs up for the updates to our lunch menu. My selections have been quite tasty—corned beef Reuben, jambalaya—and I appreciate that, too! I am looking forward to trying some new items in the coming weeks. Keep up the good work!”

“Thank you so very much for the AMAZING dinner you provided for the President, Dean and Jim & Marilyn Simons. They really enjoyed it!! It was perfectly thought out and delicious. Your expertise and impeccable presentation and taste were truly appreciated!”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“We want to take a moment to celebrate all the employees who worked on the front lines during unprecedented times. Your efforts and dedication to going above and beyond are noticed and appreciated. Thank you for being the heart and soul of CulinArt Group. We couldn’t do this without you. Chef Jay and Chef Paul have been so awesome in the Hubbell Café.  There has been significant change, but they take it in stride and keep the delicious food coming.  We truly appreciate them!”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“Even though we see challenges every day, each one of you rises to the occasion and makes it seem so easy. I cannot express how impressive it is to see you all work in such a fashion. You are true professionals.”

“We can’t thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into getting this emergency shipment of water to our Waco, Tx office. As always, you guys pulled out all the stops and did everything possible to help! I know it doesn’t seem like much to you, but our employees in TX that need drinking water are truly grateful. I feel so fortunate to work with such true professionals. I think you set the bar that your competition wishes they could match!”

“This is EXACTLY the type of service and experience we had always envisioned for our patients at MSK Koch!  Thank you Chef Ryan for going out of your way for this patient and all patients and staff!”

“We were totally impressed by the presentation and care in which these new team members were brought into the CulinArt family. So happy we made the decision to choose CulinArt Group.”

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