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August 2012 Issue

Best Thirst-Quenching Drinks

Whether you exercise just 30 minutes a day or run 10 miles a day, adequate hydration is critical for optimal health. Turn to water and unsweetened, plant-based drinks as your first choice to quench thirst.

Ah, the water of life… essential for maintaining health. It performs many critical functions in your body, including maintaining internal temperature and blood pressure, cushioning joints and organs, aiding digestion and absorption, transporting nutrients, and ridding your body of toxins. But what’s the best way to hydrate your body for optimal health and peak performance? Today you have a wide variety of choices, including tap and bottled water, fruit juice and fruit drinks, energy and sports drinks, coffee and tea drinks, and sodas. Yet some of our beverage choices are leading us down the path to obesity and chronic diseases instead of good health.

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