Drinking more water reduces sugar, sodium and saturated fat intake
A study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, led by Prof. Ruopeng An from the University of Illinois revealed that people who increased their consumption of plain water by one to three cups daily lowered total energy intake by 68-205 calories each day and their sodium intake by 78-235 g each day. Water also gets rid of waste through urination, perspiration and bowel movements. By increasing plain water consumption, we can control our weight and reduce intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat.
Promoting water consumption
Plain water is water from a tap, cooler, drinking fountain or bottle. On a daily basis, people drink an average of 4.2 cups of plain water which makes up 30% of total water consumption, whereas an average of 125 calories come from sugar- sweetened beverages, 432 calories form desserts, pastries, snack mixes and other junk food. Results showed that people who increased their water consumption also consumed 5-18 g less sugar, as well as 7-21 g less cholesterol.
Launching health campaigns and promoting plain water consumption in replacement of sweetened beverages will increase public health consciousness. Health and water campaigns directly printed on water labels and promote health interventions will continually educate the public on the importance of replacing salty, sugary, and fatty food and beverages with fruits and vegetables or plain water.
The researchers concluded that “promoting plain water intake could be a useful public health strategy for reducing energy and targeted nutrient consumption in US adults, which warrants confirmation in future controlled interventions.”
Custom Bottled Water
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