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6 to 8 glasses daily!

Water is vital: it plays a number of key roles in the body.

Experts recommend drinking 1 to 1.5 litres of liquid daily (the equivalent of 6 to 8 glasses of water). Your daily dose can come from a number of different sources.

Sources
  • Water and other drinks
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Yogurt, soups, etc.

The effects of caffeine

When consumed in large quantities (more than 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day), caffeine can make you dehydrated. 

What about flavoured water?
  • Pay close attention to the ingredients: some waters contain sugar, while others have a sugary flavour thanks to a sweetening agent, so make sure to choose one that suits you.
  • Flavour water yourself with a hint of fruit juice, citrus fruits or fresh mint for a cheap, natural solution!
Variable needs

A number of factors can increase your need for liquids.

  • Drink more during physical activity and in hot or humid weather.

Hydration�it�s clearly a must!

In addition to being essential to life, water helps you be at your best! To get the full benefit, you should drink water regularly every day before you get thirsty—thirst is a sign that you are already dehydrated. Here are a few tips to help make it all crystal clear!

Delicioso Water!

To remind yourself to drink enough water, it’s best to always keep it handy and take a bottle with you when you’re on the move. So you feel more like drinking, why not keep water in the refrigerator if you like it cold, or flavour it with something delicious and healthy? It will keep you coming back for more.

Speaking of coming back for more, here are some simple ideas to encourage you to drink more:

  • Mint water: Soak mint leaves in water to give it a minty taste and refrigerate; add a dash of lemon juice for a thirst-quenching drink.
  • Lemon water: Wash a few lemon sections and add them to your water.
  • Refreshing cooler: Mix half sparkling water, half 100% pure fruit juice; add a few drops of lemon juice and four to five ice cubes!
  • Sports drink: Mix one part 100% pure fruit juice with one part water for a drink that will keep you going when you’re physically active for more than an hour a time.

Incognito Water!

There are other ways to rehydrate yourself apart from water, fruit juice, or drinks!

  • Soups provide a lot of water.
  • Smoothie-type drinks are also tasty and nutritious.
  • Biting into a ripe fruit or vegetable is another option—they contain around 80% water!
  • And why not combine pleasure and nutrition with this smoothie.?

So many ways to quench your thirst . . . or prevent it!

Think you’re an expert on water and hydration? Test yourself with this word association game. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn some interesting facts that you didn’t know.

List of words to insert:

Caffeine CAlories HOT
BODY DEhydration WATER
MILK minEral THIRST
HERBAL    


1
Of all liquids, quenches thirst the best.


2
Made of 90% water, helps keep your body hydrated and provides over 15 essential nutrients, including calcium.



3
is a sign that you are already becoming dehydrated!


4
The human is made up of around 60 to 70% water.


5
Canada’s Food Guide recommends drinking water regularly because it quenches thirst without adding to your diet.




6
People who suffer from high blood pressure should avoid drinking water containing over 20 mg of sodium (Na) per litre (20 ppm).



7
We should drink more when it is out or when we are very active.



8
Enjoyed in moderation (maximum of four cups per day), drinks containing do not cause you to lose significant amounts of water.




9
People who don’t like the taste of water can drink or other types of teas, which flavour the water and make it tasty to drink, even cold.



10
One of the biggest problems for athletes is .A lack of only 1% of your body’s required amount of water can reduce your muscular capacity by 10%.