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The Basics of Better Eating

More Water. Less Juice.

Our bodies are made of water so it is important to drink water regularly. Offer water with snacks and have it readily available. Keep in mind, we need more water when exercising vigorously and in warm temperatures.

Also, limit daily juice intake to 4 to 6 oz. or less of 100% fruit juice. While 100% fruit juice can count as a serving of fruit, drinking multiple servings every day is not encouraged. Fruit juice lacks the fiber and other nutrients found in whole fruit.

Sweetened beverages increase your body’s need for water and can crowd out the fluids your body really needs. Limit the amount of sweetened beverages they drink. Although water can be found in all of these drinks, your family should still drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day to keep hydrated.

Why?
  • Water makes up more than two-thirds of the body’s weight.

  • Every cell and organ in the body needs water to function.

  • A lack of water can make the body tired.

  • A lack of water can cause headaches.

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