Water For Good Health
Water is often overlooked as a nutrient. People who
do not drink enough water feel headaches, muscle
aches and cramps.
Although you will get some of the liquid you need
from food, the best source is really just plain
Herbal teas, low-sugar soy beverages, rice beverages
and milk are so good sources.
Fruit juices and soft drinks are fine, but there may
be excess calories with the added sugar. Soups will
add lot of water too, however, canned soups usually
contain a high amount of sodium.
There are times when drinking too much water can be
an issue; especially if you have any kidney or
adrenal problems. If you're taking diuretics, you
need to consult your doctor about how much water to
drink each day. Divide the amount you need and drink
several glasses of water throughout the day. This is
especially important if you engage in lots of heavy