Water’s Importance in the Diet

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Can drinking water help you lose weight? A three-year study of what Americans eat and drink found that the average amount of water consumed is 50 ounces a day, short of the 64 ounces recommended.

The study found that those who drank the most water also consumed nearly 200 fewer calories per day and tended to have a healthier diet, eating more fruits and vegetables, lower-fat dairy products and few sugary beverages.

The diets of people who drank little or no water showed a high consumption of desserts, candy, salty snacks, high-fat meat and dairy products, fast food, diet soft drinks and caloric beverages.

© 2006 Marjie Gilliam Date: Feb 23, 2006

© 2006 Dayton Daily News. via ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved

Editor‘s Note: Holistic practitioners recommend that their patients consume between 1/2 and one ounce of water per pound body weight daily (approximately 30-60 mL. per kg mass), with an additional 8 ounces (240 mL.) for each caffeinated or alcoholic beverage consumed. Increase the amount if you perspire from exercise or heat.

The best water to drink is either reverse osmosis or a good quality bottled water (some  practitioners recommend distilled), never tap or municipal water

Dr. Eric N. Rydland, graduated from the University of Miami undergraduate and School of Medicine in 1974 and 1978 respectively and completed his pediatric training at the University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals in 1981. He is pediatric board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. During his nearly 30 years of clinical experience Dr. Rydland has researched and studied the holistic field and alternative treatments. Integrating these holistic treatments with traditional medical care based upon the wisdom only God can give, has given thousands of patients optimal health benefits. This has been achieved through work with many published authors in the alternative field, his experience, and devine wisdom. In addition to the kidsWellness products our site features other products he uses in his clinical practice. Dr. Rydland is a frequent guest on radio and television, speaker at medical seminars and public conferences, and a published author. He is the Founder and Developer of kidsWellnessTM Incorporated (October 1999)

 

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