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Key in a healthy diet


Water is widely considered as the first source of hydration.

Water has no calories and is the ideal partner to hydrate the body when we want to control our weight.

Nestlé Waters strongly believe that good hydration is at the heart of a healthy lifestyle.

Overweight and obesity are soaring…

The World Health Organisation has established an International Classification of adult underweight, overweight and obese according to BMI : normal range: 18.50-24.99, overweight ≥25.00, obese ≥30.00.

WHO’s latest projections indicate that globally in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults (aged 15+) were overweight and at least 400 million adults were obese.

WHO further projects that by 2015, approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese.

STOP overweight and obesity increase ?

At the individual level, people can practise physical activities and adopt good eating habits. Among them, reducing the intake of added sugars from what we eat and drink is highly recommanded (1-3).


Prioritize water !

Water has no calories and is to be privileged as the first source of hydration when you want to manage your weight.

In addition, preliminary research among overweight adults who are dieting as part of a healthy lifestyle, suggests that drinking water as the first source of hydration would result in weight loss (4-5).

Combined with physical activity, drinking water would also help to increase fat oxidation (6-7).

Intervention studies conducted at school showed that schoolchildren who are drinking water as the first source of hydration would stabilize their weight (8).


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  • (8) Muckelbauer R., Libuda L., Clausen K. Toschke A.M., Reinehr T. and Kersting M. Pediatrics 2009; 123:e661-e667