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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

Avoiding Dehydration

The hot summer months are upon us, but sweating in the sun is not the only factor that raises risk for dehydration. This potentially dangerous drop in body fluid affects everything from blood pressure to the brain, so knowing the causes, signs, and symptoms of dehydration—as well as how to avoid

Enjoy These Healthy Bottled Iced Teas

Next to water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world. And, because of its link to several health benefits, there are more brands and flavors of bottled, packaged teas today than ever before.
“Tea contains antioxidants (specifically, polyphenols) that are associated with a lower risk of many types

9. Healthy Beverages for Hydration

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

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. 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

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