Drinks

Make plain water your first choice over other drinks.

You need about 8–10 cups of fluid each day to keep your body hydrated and working properly.

Plain fluoridated tap water is best. Keep a jug of water in the fridge and add flavour with fresh mint or slices of lemon.

Low-fat milk is also a good drink because it contains protein and many vitamins and minerals. Soy or rice milk with added calcium are dairy-free choices.

Tea and coffee are ok but have no more than 7 cups of tea or instant coffee or 3 single shot espresso-type coffees a day.

Limit the amount of sugary drinks that you have. Fruit juices, cordials, non-diet fizzy and energy drinks all contain a lot of sugar.

Drink more water in warm weather and when you are doing lots of physical work or activity.

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