Water and beverage intake…in Britain!

A new article published in the Nutrition Journal 2013, 12:9

www.nutritionj.com/content/12/1/9 on our favorite topic…water! Among British adults, alcoholic drinks are more popular than tap water among men (79% consume alcohol but only 60% report drinking tap water), but the opposite is true among women (similar percentages, but reversed)! This means….40% of men in that sample do not drink tap water, at all? The authors also reported that beverage consumption is higher in the evening than earlier in the day (not due to drinking more tap water at night!).

The authors also estimated that replacing about one cup of calorie-containing beverages with a cup of water (or other non-caloric beverages) would reduce overall daily calorie intake by about 40 kcal per day. That may not sound like a lot, but think about it in terms of a week (about 300 kcal) or a month (1200 kcal)!! Definitely a good weight management strategy……


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