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Interested in learning even more about the effects of sugar and water on your health? Take a look at the list of links below – they are the sources behind our Sugar Lowdown facts and have all been verified by both a nutritionist contracted by Brita® and our partner, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
If you don't drink enough water you can become dehydrated.
Water is good for your skin.
Water is good for joints.
Daily recommended amount of water per day.
Need water when at peak activity.
Only 20% of our water comes from food.
A sugar overdose results in very high blood sugar, shortly followed by very low blood sugar, which causes fatigue, nausea, weakness and hunger
Schools banning sugary drinks.
Water is needed for life to exist on other planets.
Drinking water improves mental agility.
The body responds to very high blood sugar as an emergency situation, which partially contributes to the buzz or high feeling of a sugar overdose.
Crayons for exercising your mind, water for your body.
Water can act as an appetite suppressant.
We eat 18 times as much added sugar as we did at the turn of the 19th century.
58% of sugar consumed comes from beverages.
The USDA recommends kids drink 84 oz of water daily. But in high temperatures this can more than double.
Only 15% of school-age children drink the recommended amount of water.
Excess sugar and calories may contribute to increased body fat.
Since 2010 1 in 3 American kids are obese or overweight.
Strum R, Powell LM, Chriqui JF, Chaloupka FJ. Soda Taxes, Soft Drink Consumption and Children's Body
Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
You can't survive more than three days without water.
Water assists in the regulation of body temperature.
Water increases alertness.