Enjoy Every Ounce of Summer
The 411 on Water
While you’re enjoying outdoor summer fun, keep
in mind that water is one of the best ways to stay
healthy, hydrated and refreshed.
Water plays a vital “maintenance” role in your body,
nourishing cells, eliminating waste and lubricating
joints. It serves as a cooling mechanism, helping
to regulate your body temperature and working
hard to prevent heat exhaustion. Being properly
hydrated also helps you maintain alertness and
physical performance1 — by helping you to sustain
endurance and strength.
adjustments to what you and your family are
already doing. For example, replace one typical
12-ounce sugared beverage daily with water and
cut 3,650 teaspoons of sugar a year from your
diet — that’s 38 pounds of sugar a year4.”
A Healthier Planet
Some bottled water brands are also trimming their
figures. Nestlé Waters’ Eco-Shape® half-liter bottle
uses up to 30% less plastic than similar containers5,
so it’s great for you and mindful of the environment.
And it’s 100% recyclable!
A Healthier You
With alarming rates of obesity and diabetes (66% of
American adults are officially overweight or obese2
and 10.7% of Americans age 20 or older have
diabetes3), bottled water is a healthy and refreshing
zero-calorie alternative to sweetened beverages.
The bottom line: Drinking water throughout the
summer will help replenish your body and help you
manage your middle.
According to Bob Greene, spokesman for Nestlé
Waters and Oprah’s personal trainer, “it’s easy
to adopt a healthy lifestyle by making simple
Nutrition Revie ws 2005, Article from Shireffs, page S14.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. “Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Adults: United States,
2003–2004.” April, 2006. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/overweight/overwght_adult_03.htm.
American Diabetes Association. 2007. http:// www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics/prevalence.jsp.
Popkin BM, Armstrong LE, Bray GM, Cabalero B, Frei B, Willet WC. A New Proposed Guidance System for Beverage
Consumption in the United States. Am. J. of Clinical Nutrition, 83:529-542, 2006.
Based on a 2008 national audit of half-liter bottles in the water, juice, tea and soda categories.
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