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8. Beverages: Staying Hydrated

Your body can go weeks without food, albeit with the detrimental side effects of a lowered metabolism and loss of lean muscle, but you can only live a few days without fluids. At least 60 percent of the adult body is made of water, and every living cell needs it

8. Beverages: Staying Hydrated

Without fluids, you could live only a few days. Water transports nutrients, lubricates joints and body tissues, facilitates digestion, enables your kidneys to remove waste products from your body in urine, maintains blood pressure and circulation, and helps preserve normal body temperature through sweating.
The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) specify that

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,

Coffee: Unexpected Perks From a Seemingly Guilty Pleasure

(Part 1 of a two-part series on the health effects of coffee and tea.) Four out of five Americans regularly drink coffee; nearly half indulge daily. Many are attracted to the aroma and flavor of a cup of joe, while others are lured by the lift in energy and mood that

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