Healthy Family

The body needs water to function properly – which makes sense given that we are made up of 50 - 65% of the stuff and the brain alone is 75% water!

  • Illustration of a glass with water

    We are made up of 50 - 65% water.

  • You can “eat” your water intake with certain fruits and vegetables.

  • A person can live almost a month without food, but only about a week without water.

Why do we need to stay hydrated?

The benefits of maintaining hydration are far reaching; it helps with digestion, brain function, circulation, hormones, nerves and even skin health.

What is the recommended amount of water per day?

The recommended daily amount for adults is 8-10 glasses and even more than that in hot weather or when exercising. For children it is 6-8 glasses per day.*

What if water is too boring to drink?

If water is too boring, staying hydrated includes other liquids such as soups and herbal teas as well. You can also try “eating” your water intake via vegetables such as raw cucumber, celery or radishes. Fruits including watermelon, peaches and kiwi work as well.

*Sources: Nutrition ORG UK  

One Simple Change

Keep your family well hydrated!

Eat fruits and vegetables that have a high-water content such as cucumbers, tomatoes, oranges, blueberries or strawberries.

Staying hydrated includes taking in other liquids such as soups, herbal infusions and herbal teas. Making it fun, colourful and interactive helps to get the kids on board and teaches them a wonderful life skill.