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What are the Benefits of Water

Water is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth’s hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients

Victoria Middleton

Victoria Middleton

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Registered Dietitian
New York City, NY
Yumna Khan

Yumna Khan

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Registered Dietitian
Burlington, ON
Margarita deGraaf

Margarita deGraaf

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Registered Dietitian
Burlington, ON

Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE, discusses the benefits of water.

Water is crucial for optimal health

Try to drink at least three cups of water every morning

What are the Benefits of Water

Water has many different roles in the body.

Sixty percent of the adult body is actually made up of water. Water helps to carry nutrients, dispose of waste, it helps lubricate our joints, and it helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure, and can help regulate our body temperature.

When it comes to how much water one needs in a day, it really depends on your size, your activity level, and environmental factors such as the temperature outside.

An easy calculation you can use is calorie to milliliter calculation. For instance, if you need 2000 calories in your day to supply all your needs for your daily activities you’ll need about 2000 milliliters or more of water.

Water is probably the best choice when it comes to which food to choose, but other beverages can play a role. If you want a different idea on a water beverage, try taking a jug of water. throwing in some cucumber slices, orange slices or lemon and throwing it in the fridge for a quick, convenient, alternative choice.

To find out more what role water can play in your diet, speak to your local dietitian or medical professional. Local Registered Dietitians

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Ware, Registered Dietitian, North Vancouver, BC

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