Nutrition Essentials

@ WATER

Of all the nutrients, water is the most important. It makes up more than 60% of your body weight and is vital to all the cells. Dehydration does not help us physically and mentally during the day.

One of the things that I always do at home is have a water bottle next to me and drink throughout the day instead of one big drink at the end of the day. It avoids me saying this is too much water to drink, so to avoid I started to take small steps by drinking 250 ml (1 glass) every hour and that gave me more of a chance of drinking the recommended amount within 8 hours.

Here are some tips to help you avoid dehydration during the day:

• Drink little and often throughout the day

• Don’t wait until you are thirsty before drinking water

• Replace caffeinated drinks with non-caffeinated drinks

• Monitor your urine colour. Urine should be pale and straw coloured. Dark coloured urine indicates dehydration

Also we now have plenty of apps that can help you stay on top of your water intake and avoid dehydration.

The Department of Health recommends 2.5 litres for men and 2.0 litres for women.

Thanks so much for reading, remember that you need water. According to statistics a human can go without food for about three weeks but would typically only last three to four days without water. So stay hydrated and have a wonderful week. Stay bless 😊

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