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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

New Reasons to Skip Sugary Drinks

Two new studies add to the evidence that led the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans to recommend restricting intake of added sugars, nearly half of which in US diets come from sugar-sweetened beverages. (See NewsBites.) In one study, sweetened beverage consumption was significantly associated with greater risk of heart failure

Research Roundup: April 2012

Calories still account for the most fat gain. Researchers found that people who ate high-calorie diets all gained a similar amount of fat, regardless of the levels of protein they consumed. Study participants divided into three groups ate an extra 1,000 calories of either a low, normal, or high percentage

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