Fluids are needed for the body to digest food, cool down, and move nutrients and waste. Drinks are the largest source of fluids.
Most adults need 9 to 12 cups of fluid per day. Your fluid needs depend on your age, gender, body size and activity level.
Tips for choosing healthy drinks and Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids provide guidance for choosing drinks and suggest you and your family:
Drinks containing sugar and fat are often higher in calories. Using these drinks can contribute to weight gain. Limit your intake of these drinks to help you manage weight and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.