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06 June 2012

We are drinking too much water

Our bodies need about two litres of fluids per day, not two litres of water specifically.

Our bodies need about two litres of fluids per day, not two litres of water specifically. In an editorial in the issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Spero Tsindos from La Trobe University, examined why we consume so much water.

"Research has also revealed that water in food eaten has a greater benefit in weight reduction than avoiding foods altogether. We should be telling people that beverages like tea and coffee contribute to a person's fluid needs and despite their caffeine content, do not lead to dehydration."

 
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