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Fluids

Nutritional Value

  • Water

Major Functions

  • Fluid can replenish the water loss due to metabolism, sweating, etc. Fluid is an essential substance to our body as it helps maintain normal body temperature, transport nutrients, oxygen and remove waste products in our body 

Recommended daily serving

  • It is recommended to drink at least 6 to 8 cups of fluid every day; Extra fluid should be consumed in hot weather due to the significant amount of water loss from sweating
Remark: 1 cup = 240 ml

Health Tips

  • Reduce the consumption of beverages with added sugar such as soft drinks and concentrated juices
  • Caffeine has diuretic effect. Hence, remember to drink extra water when drinking caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, black tea
  • Remember alcoholic drinks are not considered as a source of fluids. Avoid consumption of alcohol