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Why Is Drinking Water So Important?

Water is a vital nutrient and we need to drink plenty every daily. Every cell, tissue and organ in the body contains water, and almost every life sustaining system in the body requires water! Water transports vital nutrients and oxygen to cells and removes waste products and regulates body temperature, keeps tissues moist and is the main part of body fluids. Our body needs an ongoing supply of water to function normally and to prevent dehydration.

Here are a few tips to help you drink more water:  

  • Get in the habit of drinking a glass of water first thing every morning.   

  • Choose bottled water instead of a sugary beverage from a vending machine.

  • Order water as a beverage when eating out.

  • Sparkling water with a few frozen berries added is delicious.

  • Add cucumber slices or fresh ginger to a glass of ice water.  

  • Garnish a glass of ice water with a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of lemon, lime or orange.

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