Sugar-sweetened beverages are now clearly linked with weight gain. Cutting back on these types of drinks is a cornerstone of dietary advice. Nutrition scientists have now found that when sugar-sweetened drinks are replaced with water, there is a clear benefit in less long-term weight gain.Drinking too many drinks high in sugar is plainly not a good thing to do if someone … [Read more...] about Making the case for a switch to water
If I had to nominate one pervasive myth in nutrition, it would be the popular advice that we should drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Of course our bodies need water, otherwise we would die from dehydration. But the amount needed is extremely variable and depends on a person’s body size, physical activity levels, climate and what types of food they are … [Read more...] about Had your 8 glasses of water today? Time to bust this myth
Is it possible to drink too much water during endurance exercise? The answer is definitely 'yes'. Water overload (hyponatremia) is a potentially life-threatening condition. Read on to learn who is at risk and what you can do to prevent it.Hyponatremia occurs when the sodium concentration in the blood drops to a dangerously low level. Sodium serves an important role in the … [Read more...] about Water overload in sport: who is at risk?