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The importance of water

24 March, 2010 , ,

It contains neither proteins, nor carbohydrates nor lipids, so it is not a food. And yet, it is an indispensable nutrient for all our vital processes. It makes up 60 to 70% of our body weight, and we lose more than 2 liters (or 2 kilos) per day, only in order to ensure our basic metabolism.

The food that we eat, especially fruits and vegetables, takes care of 1/5 of all our needs. The remaining 4/5 must therefore be directly drunk in the form of liquid. As a general rule, we are advised to drink at least 8 glasses of liquid a day. So let’s get into the habit of drinking water throughout the day, and let’s not forget to make up for water lost during any physical activity. Cheers!

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on March 29, 2008.

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Cinzia Cuneo, founder of SOSCuisine.com, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

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2 Responses to “The importance of water”

March 24, 2010 at 9:28 am, Ronald said:

You are right on. Since I have been diagnosed with kidney problems, I realized I had never drunk enough. Kudos to you for reminding us how important and simple it is just to drink water. BTW, your recipes are excellent.

March 25, 2010 at 12:06 pm, Dorothy Aubie said:

I understand how important water is to our well being,however,8 glasses per day is just too much for me. I can’t function when I’m always being interrupted,if you get my drift.

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