White House Says Drink More Water

A report by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity released on May 11, 2010, highlighted the importance of drinking water. One of the recommendations in that report is that when the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) update their joint Dietary Guidelines later this year, the following message could be included: "Drink water instead of soda or juice with added sugar."

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34 percent of Americans are now obese, fewer than 6 percent are extremely or morbidly obese and another 32.7 percent are considered overweight. These results, from the "2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey" (NHANES), were released on January 9, 2009 by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Fruit Wave H2O The Perfect Meal Time Beverage

If you find yourself hungry shortly after you have just finished eating, a good habit to get into is to check in with yourself and see where you are at with your daily water intake. Water is the best beverage for managing dehydration. Beverages such as sodas, ice teas and coffee are dehydrating agents and no, the water that is in ice teas or herbal teas does not count towards your daily intake. How do you know that you are completely hydrated? Here is a tip; take half of your weight and that will give you the number of ounces of water you should be drinking.

Fruit Wave H2O Can Help Fight Obesity

Do you struggle to lose weight and can't because of hunger? Have you calculated the number of ounces of water you should be consuming? Those feelings of hunger could be signs of dehydration and when you begin to drink more water not only does the hunger go away but you begin to consume less calories. Typically by the time you feel thirst you are well into the state of dehydration.