Fats, such as butter or margarine, and sugar are among the foods that contain the least water.
Some water, perhaps one to two cups per day, comes from inside our bodies as a by- product of energy.. more
Under special circumstances, fluid intake and output should be more carefully monitored. Examples of the special circumstances follow:
Infants, young children and the elderly
Children have lowe.. more
Cool water between 40-50°F is best.
Plain water is best. Sugar and electrolytes in fluids may slow emptying from the stomach.
Don't depend on thirst. Drink ahead of your thirst.
Drink water bef.. more
Children have lower sweating capacity and less tolerance for hot temperatures. They need frequent fluid intake in order to regulate body temperatures. A water bottle or ready water supply should be.. more
The combination of hot, humid temperature and physical activity places outdoor workers at special risk for water balance.
Anyone who works or plays hard outside, especially in hot weather needs to.. more
We often hear recommendations for increasing fiber intake in our daily diets.
Adequate fiber intake is helpful for regulating bowel movements and, possibly, lowering serum cholesterol levels... more
1. The Problem: Not recognizing heartburn as a sign of dehydration and treating it with antacids and pill medications could, in time, produce inflammation of the stomach and duodenum, hiatus hernia,.. more