Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

About.com has a water consumption calculator for the health conscious.

This is the advice I was given.

95 ounces of water today, or 2.9 liters.
If you eat a healthy diet, about 20 percent of your water may come from the foods you eat. If you eat a healthy diet you can drink 76 ounces of water today, or 2.3 liters.

Remember that water is the best source for your daily fluid needs. Other good beverages include milk, herbal teas, low-sodium broth, 100% fruit and vegetable juices. Soft drinks will also count toward your daily total of fluid, just remember that sugar sweetened soft drinks and fruit juices add extra calories to you daily diet that you don't need.

I take less than 1 liter a day, so I definitely need to catch up on my water intake from now on.

Find out how much you need here http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm

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