Need a thirst quencher in the hot southern heat? Choose water. Alcohol is a terrible drink to go for when you’re hot, sweaty, and need some refreshment. Alcohol is a diuretic and can be very dehydrating — especially when you’ve already got the hot sun going against you. Water, on the other hand, is a great choice. Hydrating, refreshing, and very, very good for your body. Next time you’re parched after a run or at a barbecue with family and friends, go for the water. Every time!