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August 1st, 2022

Water facts²

Water is very important to our bodies, but just how important is it? Water makes up over 50% of an adult’s body and it plays an important role in your body’s function. Most of us know that we need to stay hydrated, but not all beverages are created equal.

  • 80%of people’s water intake comes from drinking water
  • 20% of people’s water intake comes from food

Why do we need water?³

  • Water helps the body keep your temperature normal
  • Water lubricates and cushions joints
  • Water rids the body of waste
  • Water protects the spinal cord

How much fluid should I drink?⁴

  • Women should drink about 11.5 cups of fluid or 92 ounces daily
  • Men should drink about 15.5 cups of fluid or 124 ounces daily

Signs of dehydration5

  • Thirst
  • Dry, cool skin
  • Dry or sticky mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired
  • Dark yellow urine or not urinating much

Preventing dehydration5

  • Fill that water bottle — don’t rely on beverages with caffeine or alcohol for hydration
  • Take extra care in the heat — increase fluid intake in hot weather
  • Change it up — add some fruit to your water for variety

Check the label for hidden sweeteners6

Many beverages include sweeteners that go by several different names. In order to know if you are drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage, be on the lookout for these ingredients:

  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice concentrates
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Syrup
  • Corn syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Dextrose

Make a splash

Fun ways to flavor your water

No recipe to follow. Quantities of fruit and other flavorings can vary based on taste and what you have on hand.

Mix and match. Whether it’s a full pitcher or just a glass, get creative.

Freeze your fruit

Add frozen berries for flavor and color or freeze pureed fruit or 100% juice in ice cube trays.

  • Very Berry
  • Mango Delight
  • Marvelous Melon

Squeeze in citrus

Cut fruit into wedges or slices — or just splash the juice in.

  • Lemon Lover
  • Luscious Lime
  • Orange Fusion

Go herbal

Add unique flavors with chopped or whole herbs and spices.

  • Minty Refresher
  • Juicy Ginger
  • Basil Sipper

Click here to access the Water Facts flyer!