Getting any two people to agree on something can be difficult these days. It seems the importance of drinking water, however, is something we all can agree on.
Plain Talk about Drinking Water says, “The Mayo Clinic recommends drinking a glass of water with each meal and between each meal and hydrating before, during and after exercise, and substituting sparkling water for alcoholic drinks at social gatherings.”
A recent article in Yahoo! talks about the weight loss benefits of adding lemon juice to water. So is the juice worth the squeeze?
“Juice, milk and soft drinks are almost all water, so they do count toward the required total daily fluid intake,” Plain Talk says. “Nutritionists often recommend tap water, however, because some other beverages contain chemicals such as caffeine and alcohol that act as a diuretic and do not help maintain fluid balance as well as other drinks. Vegetables and fruits also contain water that can help replenish your system and can account for about 20 percent of your fluid intake.”
So, go ahead and add something healthy to your water for a refreshing quench if you need to, but plain tap water is just fine too.