Not all drinks are created equal
We need fluids to help us digest food, carry nutrients through the body, cushion internal organs, lubricate joints, moisturize skin and regulate body temperature. That’s especially true in the hot summer months, when we lose more fluids through sweat. According to the Dietitians of Canada’s recommendations, women need about nine cups (2.25 L) of fluids a day, and men need about 13 cups (3 L). [How much hydration you need throughout the day also depends on your activity level.]
But not all drinks are created equal. Here are calorie, sugar and, in some cases, sodium counts of popular beverages.