As a healthy hydration company, we believe it is our responsibility to provide water resources to those involved in the science of hydration.
It is a common understanding that we need to drink water to live. However, the human necessity for water intake is often overlooked in nutritional recommendations.
The purpose of hydration and water effects researches is to provide further answers, both for highlighting the nutritional value of water and for demonstrating the beneficial effect of hydration on human health.
Science Hydration and Water Research
Nestlé Waters provides regular funding for hydration research, and participates in the research as well. Some of the most recent articles on hydration, which were published in scientific journals, were made possible through Nestlé Waters' input.
Our contributions to water research and hydration studies
It is also important to us that healthcare professionals have access to the most up-to-date scientific research. To enable dissemination of information, Nestlé and Nestlé Waters participate in congresses and conferences around the world, as well as provide information directly to healthcare professionals.
In “Nutrition Reviews6 ”
In 2010, Nestlé Waters funded and participated in a critical review - a study on a range of scientific articles - that summarized the current knowledge of physiologists, doctors and scientists on water, hydration and health, and produced a collective article.
The study – published in Nutrition Reviews6 – encourages more research into the health benefits of water and points out the various knowledge gaps that would benefit from further study.
The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition Study
This article reviews the quantitative intake of water that is necessary to properly hydrate our bodies. It also explores the impacts of inadequate water hydration. In particular, it states that a healthy sedentary adult living in a temperate climate should drink on average 1.5L a day, on top of the water contained in food, to maintain an adequately hydrated body
It also indicates that mild dehydration corresponding to only 1-2% of body weight loss in adults can impair cognitive functions like alertness, concentration and short term memory, and physical performance like endurance and sport skills.
Information on our publications is advertised through the Nestlé Nutrition Institute.