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Are you drinking enough each day? 

Almost 60% of your body weight is made up of water. The water comes from what we eat and drink. Most foods, especially fruit and vegetables contain large amounts of water - lettuce, watermelons, pickles, green beans and broccoli all have a high water content.

Our bodies lose water all of the time by evaporation from the skin and lungs and in the form of urine and faeces. We cannot prevent the loss and therefore we need to replace the loss for optimum health.

Drinking water can increase concentration, energise your body, maximise your immune system, help prevent constipation, rehydrate the skin and lower the risk of kidney stones.

Water is the best way to replace lost fluids. However, tea (without milk or sugar has no calorie or fat content), milk and natural fruit juices all help.

Get into the habit of drinking water - you should be drinking six to eight glasses a day.

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