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Nutrition authorities often recommend. drinking water, plain or lightly flavored, to quench thirst staying hydrated with plenty of regular soft drinks, sweet tea, creamy coffee drinks, punches drinking plain tea, coffee, nonfat and low-fat milk and soy milk, artificially sweetened beverages, clear soups, and 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices, in addition to water a and c

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Nutrition: Concepts and Controvers...

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Frances Sizer + 1 other
Publisher: Brooks Cole
ISBN: 9781305627994

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Frances Sizer + 1 other
Publisher: Brooks Cole
ISBN: 9781305627994
Chapter 8, Problem 3RQ
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Nutrition authorities often recommend.

  1. drinking water, plain or lightly flavored, to quench thirst
  2. staying hydrated with plenty of regular soft drinks, sweet tea, creamy coffee drinks, punches
  3. drinking plain tea, coffee, nonfat and low-fat milk and soy milk, artificially sweetened beverages, clear soups, and 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices, in addition to water
  4. a and c

Summary Introduction

Concept Introduction:

Water is an essential part of the diet as most of the body is composed of water. Water is required to maintain homeostasis and carry various metabolic activities. Nutrition authorities all around the world lay emphasis on staying hydrated and meeting daily water intake requirements. Water helps in maintaining the osmolarity and salt concentrations. Apart from water consumption, it is also important to meet minerals, vitamins and salt requirements which can be acquired through various beverages.

Explanation of Solution

Option (d) is given as both ‘a and c’. When we feel thirsty, the signal we get is from the hypothalamus which may be either from one of the osmoreceptors situated in brain or in nephron. So to quench thirst, plain water or lightly flavored water, without excessive minerals, or salts is preferred. The nutrition authorities also recommend drinking plain tea, pure juices, yoghurt and nonfat milk as they provide essential minerals and vitamins that are required for growth and development of the body and to carry various metabolic activities. The fruits and vegetables are a rich source of minerals and vitamins. Clear soup is preferred, as it keeps the body hydrated. Plain tea consists of natural antioxidants which are helpful.

Option (a) is ‘drinking plain or flavored water’. To quench thirst, plain water or lightly flavored water, without excessive minerals, or salts is preferred...

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