Stay Hydrated With These Smart Beverages!
We all know how important it is to get our daily water intake, but is it only plain water that counts towards our daily tally or do other fluids count?
have all heard about the importance of drinking water, but does
it have to be plain water or do fluids from tea, coffee, protein shakes,
juices, etc. count too?
all beverages count towards your daily goal. According to the Institute of
Medicine, on average, men need about 12 cups of fluids per day (from water and
all other beverages), and women need about 9 cups of fluids. Keep in mind that
this is just a general rule of thumb; individuals' fluid requirements will vary
depending upon body size, activity level, climate, fiber intake, and a number
of other factors. All of the liquids you drink — including tea, coffee, juices,
seltzer, milk, sodas, and sports drinks — count towards this daily goal.
if you're wondering if your morning cup o' joe counts, the answer is yes, even
coffee counts towards your fluid goal! You may have heard that drinking coffee
dehydrates your body because caffeine acts as a powerful diuretic. However, this
topic has been thoroughly researched, and we now know that drinking moderate
amounts of coffee (1-4 cups per day) creates only a mild diuretic effect, so
the water loss is not significant. Just don't go overboard!
all fluids "count", try to drink plain water (flat or sparkling) the
majority of the time. It's naturally calorie-free, sugar-free, and super