• Water is one of the most important nutrients and is essential in every life stage - infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, breastfeeding, lactation and old age. Every day we lose water through our breath, skin, urine and bowels. Water intake must balance these losses, and an Adequate Intake (AI) for total water is set to prevent dehydration, which includes metabolic and functional abnormalities. Water needs in the USA (according to the Food and Nutrition Board)  *National Research Council.
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    On September 18, 2014
    One of the greatest threats to the health of a baby in utero is a condition known as Oligohydramnios, which means reduced amniotic fluid. This condition affects 2.3% of pregnant women. Amniotic fluid
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    On September 18, 2014
    Did you know? Foods that are rich in water make you feel more satisfied and reduce subsequent intake.  If you want to satisfy your hunger for longer periods of time, choose foods that rank high in the
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    On September 18, 2014
    The primary ingredient in sweet beverages is water. Other ingredients are added to sweet beverages to provide flavor, color, and taste like sucrose, fructose, artificial, fruits extracts, and others.
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    On October 30, 2014
    Adequate fluid intake is essential for human health, especially when it comes to well-functioning brains. According to studies, even mild dehydration can alter a women’s mood, vitality and ability to
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    On September 18, 2014
    School children may improve their cognitive performance by drinking water. Mild dehydration produces changes in a number of important aspects of cognitive function, such as concentration, alertness, s
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    On July 31, 2014
    As people get older, they lose their thirst sensation and tend to confuse thirst with hunger. So instead of drinking water they eat, and this results in weight gain. Knowing and recognizing the diffe

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