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The Wonders of Water

Bottom Line

The experts agree: Drinking water -- either sparkling or flat and perhaps with a twist of citrus -- is a great, noncaloric way to satisfy your thirst. But if you prefer 100% fruit juice, low fat milk, coffee, or other flavored beverages, they too can keep you well hydrated. Water is calorie free, which makes it a great choice for weight control, but we also need the calcium and especially the vitamin D in low-fat milk. Bottom line, make your beverage choices work to satisfy your nutritional needs, fluid preferences, and hydration needs.

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Reviewed on January 14, 2010

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