Developed by the British Dietetic Association.
Drinks: Making sure you drink enough fluids is just as important for good health as eating well.
Replacing fluid on a daily basis is vital. Most adults need to drink around 1.5 - 2 litres each day: more if the weather is hot. Filling up on fluids helps to reduce your appetite.
Be drink wise!
Sweetened drinks, such as fruit squashes and fizzy drinks are high in sugar, so when you're cutting calories, opt for low calorie, 'diet' or no sugar choices.
It's OK to enjoy a drink or two as part of your healthy eating plan, but remember alcohol is high in calories (approx. 200 kcals for a pint of beer; 120 kcals for a glass of wine) and, if taken in excess is harmful to your health.
'Sensible' daily limits are:
A 'unit' is:
For your waistline and general health, keep well below the sensible limits and save alcohol for special occasions rather than drinking it every day. For more information on alcohol, see www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
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