The most hydrating drink in hot weather: water isn’t even in the top 3


The extreme heat that has hit most of the world is prompting people to find the best hydration solutions. According to a study from St. Andrews University in Scotland, the drink that has the best hydrating effect is skim milk, CNN reports.

Researchers found that while water – both still and carbonated – does a pretty good job of hydrating the body quickly, drinks with little sugar, fat, or protein do an even better job of keeping us hydrated for longer.

The reason has to do with how our bodies respond to drinks, according to Ronald Maughan, a professor at St. Andrews Medical School and the study’s author. One factor is the volume of a particular ...

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