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The need for fluids
About 60 per cent of a man's body and about 50 percent of a woman's body is made of water. Every cell in your body needs water to function properly and if you do not drink enough fluids, you may feel tired, develop a headache, suffer from dry eyes and a dry mouth, or find it difficult to concentrate.
Our bodies need fluids - and water is undoubtedly the best. When it is hot, when you are playing sport, or on any other occasions when you lose excessive fluid through perspiration, your requirement increases and you need to drink even more water or other fluids.
Many people believe that they get enough water from coffee, tea, fruit juices, and soft drinks, but these do not fully satisfy the need for fluids.
Our bodies need fluids - and water is undoubtedly the best. For both adults and children, drinking too much fruit juice can contribute to overweight, obesity, tooth decay and digestive problems, such as diarrhoea and bloating.
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Many people don’t realise that nutritional habits need to be adjusted seasonally and never more so over summer. We all need extra fluids during hot periods and nutritionist Aimee Matthews explains just how important this is.
Water is the main component in living beings and accounts for 60% of body weight. Water is essential for body cells and facilitates the blood’s circulation. Everyone knows it’s important to keep the body hydrated, but why exactly?
Whatever the time of year, skin and cells need to be hydrated, waste needs to be eliminated and body temperature needs regulation… This is why water is so vital for the body.
Water is essential for the body, but some types of water may be better for you than others. If you suffer from digestive problems, stress or high blood pressure, there are types of bottled water you can drink to help. But which ones?
Caffeine(1) is naturally present in tea, coffee and chocolate, but is also added to certain fizzy drinks, popular among children. What are the recommended guidelines on children’s caffeine intake? And how do you make sure your kids aren’t getting too much?
The ICCR explains how sugary drinks, such as soft drinks and fruit juices, contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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