STANFORD (USA) - The primary drinks to be consumed are those with zero calories, especially water, and should contribute to providing beneficial nutrients, as in the case of zero fat or reduced fat milk and 100% pure juices. It is one of the recommendations contained in the eighth edition of Dietary Guidelines, a document that aims to entice Americans to pursue a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. Such document has also the approval and the support of Nestlé Waters North America, which has always been involved in promoting the importance of correct hydration amongst the American people.
The value of water for health
"The release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) confirms that water is a fundamental element in a healthy diet" declared Cheryl Dreyer, RDN, CDN senior Regulatory Affairs Manager for Nestlé Waters North America. "Steering preferences toward water means that Americans can avoid consuming thousands of calories each year. Bottled water is an easy-to-find source of health and it offers a valid alternative to other caloric drinks as part of a healthy lifestyle".
The calorie "cut"
Even if fizzy drinks remain the most preferred amongst currently available packaged beverages, in recent years Americans are drinking more and more water. Some data contained in the document demonstrate that a glass of sugary drinks contains 140 calories and to substitute it with one of water means cutting around 50,000 calories from the diet over the course of a year.
by editorial staff