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9. Hydration and Healthy Beverages

Meeting Your Water Needs
You’ve no doubt heard that everyone should drink eight glasses of water a day, but that’s mostly a myth. What is true is that there’s far more to hydration than counting glasses of water: In addition to water, other beverages, and even foods, can help you meet

Drink Up to Stay Healthy and Hydrated All Summer

Every cell in your body needs water to function. Water transports nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, and carries away waste materials. Water makes up most of your body, ranging from about 75% of body weight in infancy to 55% of body weight at older ages. Your brain and heart

9. Beverages: Staying Hydrated

A cool glass of water is calorie-free, readily available, and refreshing. Without water, you could live only a few days. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water is necessary for transporting nutrients, facilitating digestion, lubricating joints and body tissues, maintaining blood pressure and circulation,

Hydrate Well for Health

Your body is comprised of roughly 60 percent water, which has many essential tasks, including cushioning your joints and organs, transporting essential nutrients, maintaining internal temperature and electrolyte balance, and eliminating waste. During the hot days of summer, water is even more important. Your body can withstand intense heat conditions,

The Healthiest Bottled Iced Teas

Tea is the second most commonly consumed beverage in the world, taking a back seat only to water. The popularity and variety of bottled teas has grown, fueled by the news that tea drinking has been linked with several health benefits. “Tea contains antioxidants (specifically, polyphenols) that can reduce the

How to Eat Healthy on the Road

It’s challenging to eat well on the road. Routines are broken, food choices are limited and endless stretches of waiting lend themselves to mindless snacking. When you rely on airplanes, gas stations, and trains for food, it may feel as if your only options are highly processed junk food or

Beverage Index Can Help You Make the Best Drink Choices

The majority of healthy dietary guidelines focus on the foods on your plate, but it’s also important to consider what goes into your glass—and now, there’s a tool that can make this easier.

In 2015, Virginia Tech researchers created the Healthy Beverage Index (HBI), a set of recommendations for the types

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