Drinking water and obesity


Among public health issues, obesity is soaring. Drinking water is a simple solution to manage daily calorie intake. This is why water should be considered as the primary source of hydration.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) projections indicate that by 2015 approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese.

A recently released survey by the Brookings Institution (2010) estimates that the direct and indirect social impacts of obesity amount to US$215 billion a year in the United States alone.


Obesity and drinking habits

At the individual level, people can take part in physical activities and adopt good eating habits.

Among them, reducing the intake of added sugars from what we eat and drink is highly recommended.

The recommendation of the American Heart Association is that the daily intake of added sugars shouldn’t represent more than 100 calories for a woman and 150 calories for a man.

As water does not bring any calories of sugar to our bodies, drinking water is a simple solution to avoid sugar excess. Water is the best drink to control calorie intake.

Because quality remains the foundation of everything we do at Nestlé Waters, our bottles continuously provide safe and healthy options to cover consumer’s hydration needs, wherever they are.

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