Water, essential for life yet taken for granted by most. How often do you think about your water consumption? After all we are 70% water!!

The articles linked below outline the benefits of drinking water for your skin, kidneys, blood, bowel, cartilage, cogitative ability and survival. Without water, you would die in just a few days. The 1st by Mr. McIntosh is directed at adults and the 2nd by Child and Youth Health is kid friendly.

We don’t know exactly how much water we should consume but the popular 8 glasses of water a day is a good recommendation. Mr. McIntosh in his article ‘Why is Water Important’ notes that new research suggests 13 glasses (3 liters) is more accurate especially for adult males and those who are very active. Remember you also get water from the food you eat.

We were surprised to see the statistics on water consumption by many Americans. Water is seen as boring but you can add healthy options such as lime, lemon and good quality juice concentrates. Avoid the sugary drinks, save the money and calories by drinking water.

Read it here

(Adults) http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814.php 

(Kids) http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspxp=335&np=284&id=1494