Stay Hydrated

Water

In this hot weather I have had a sudden serious reminder of the importance of water.  It made me re-read the book ‘Your Body’s Many Cries for Water’ by Dr. F Batmanghelidj.  He was a medical doctor who trained in the UK at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London University.  It is a very interesting book and worthy of a read. 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends a water intake of 2.7 litres for females and 3.7 Litres for males.  These volumes should come from both fluid and food intake.  It is estimated that 20% of the intake will come from food but the rest will come from drinks.  The amount of water we require will depend upon our body mass, temperature and activity.  A good calculator for water intake can be found at:  https://goodcalculators.com/water-intake-calculator/

There are conflicting views about whether tea and coffee have a diuretic effect.  Therefore it is wise to  balance tea and coffee intake with pure water.

Stay hydrated!

Karen