We need eight glasses a day—but not necessarily of water. Any healthful liquid can keep us hydrated. And guzzling certain fluids can help with another daily challenge for some HIV-positive people: keeping the pounds on. POZ asked Jennifer Sachs, an HIV dietitian at University of California, San Diego’s Owen Clinic, to recommend her top picks for daily hydration. She offers these for nutrition and wholesome calories:
- Horizon organic milk. Lactose intolerant? Try soy or rice milk. Treat your taste buds to chocolate, vanilla and other flavors too.
- Fruit smoothies with yogurt—make your own or sample Stonyfield Farm’s.
- Lakewood organic fruit and vegetable juices.