The latest nutrition recommendations from the US Dept of Agriculture advised people to drink water when they’re thirsty. Seems like a no-brainer, huh? But unfortunately it’s something we ALL need to be reminded of.
These recommendations were based on data dealing with dehydration, temperature regulation and metabolic control. Many nutritional scientists strongly disagreed. Many partially blame over consumption of high-sugar drinks for the current obesity epidemic in America. The typical teenager or young adult consumes 300 more calories per day than 25 years ago, largely because of increased consumption of high sugar drinks
A review from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute in California reported that drinking water in place of
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