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Is drinking fluids other than water sufficient to stay hydrated?

Is drinking fluids other than water sufficient to stay hydrated?

NOT LIKELY: The best, purest thing to hydrate with is water. Flavoring it is ok, as long as you are not using too much sugar products. ...Read more

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Does drinking plenty of plain fluids help with acne/scars?

Does drinking plenty of plain fluids help with acne/scars?

No: I'm sorry somebody gave you this misinformation, and even sorrier that you acne has not been managed so you ended up with scars. You're a grown man now, and you can get some topical benzoyl peroxide to use as tolerable; if you're not clear in two weeks, phone your personal physician and ask for Rx that will clear you. Ignore all the "pop" claims. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Best drink to help you stay hydrated?

Best drink to help you stay hydrated?

WATER!!!: Nothing beats good old water for hydration. Sports drinks don't hydrate any better, though you might drink more of them because of the sweetness- but the sugar is not good for you. If sweating a lot, sports drinks do have electrolytes, but you can get those from having salt and fruits. Some special forms of water like "microwater" are thought to be more hydrating than others. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Can diabetics drink vitamin water and life water if they don't drink plain water to help with hydration?

Can diabetics drink vitamin water and life water if they don't drink plain water to help with hydration?

Yes BUT: You need to read the labels carefully. Some have few carbohydrates and others as many as over 40 grams of carbohydrate . The numbers of calories therefore vary quite a bit. Some are sweetened with stevia while other flavors of ths same brand might be flavored with a sugar alcohol. ...Read more

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How to encourage drink a lot water?

How to encourage drink a lot water?

Make it appealing!: Have you tried ice water with slices of lemons or limes, or even cucumber? They do this at spas; we could do this ourselves! having a pitcher of water chilled and ready to drink helps. And remember that we get fluid from anything that's liquid at body temperature, i.e., frozen juice bars, frozen yogurt. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Can drinking water help keep you skin clear?

Can drinking water help keep you skin clear?

Yes: Water can plump the skin, and make you look younger. It can hydrate the skin, improve your healing rate, improve your circulation to the skin, and decrease creases and folds. ...Read more

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Can staying hydrated and healthy diet help keep sinuses lubricated thus less irritated? (I notice i'm stuffier when i dont drink fluids)

Can staying hydrated and healthy diet help keep sinuses lubricated thus less irritated? (I notice i'm stuffier when i dont drink fluids)

Hydration helps: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Will drinking water help you lose weight? If so, why?

Will drinking water help you lose weight? If so, why?

No, I think it can.: No, i think it can help. Most people don't drink enough water, but water (a full glass), before each meal has been shown to help create a sense of fullness. Therefore people eat less. It has also been shown that drinking ice water before a meal helps delay gastric emptying, leaving you "full" longer. There is a cult diet that says your body burns more calories if you drink cold fluids. Not! ...Read more

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Can drinking water before sleeping help prevent diabetes?

Can drinking water before sleeping help prevent diabetes?

Diabetes: Not that i know of. Wondering if u have diabetes in your family & if u were checked for diabetes?. ...Read more

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If people with CHF should drink <2l water daily, how to avoid constipation and/or dehydration?

If people with CHF should drink <2l water daily, how to avoid constipation and/or dehydration?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): One can still adhere to fluid restrictions. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will allow stool to be less dessicated this softer and easier to expel. ...Read more

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What foods or drinks help keep your lymphatic system flowing healthily?

What foods or drinks help keep your lymphatic system flowing healthily?

Hydration: The lymphatic system drains into the venous system. So keep a healthy hydration status , exercise and avoid prolonged immobilization. ...Read more

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Can spicy foods and drinking lots of propel and gatorade help with a regular cold?

Can spicy foods and drinking lots of propel and gatorade help with a regular cold?

Myths: Nope. Not in any way. The only thing here helpful is the gatorade to help you hydrate. But, none of this will, in any way, shorten or treat the illness. ...Read more

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If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

Flu: Is a self limiting viral disease that can have complications. Healthy people with good immune system get over it without sequelae but the old and the young can have bad complications. Rest, and fluids to avoid dehydration is what is recommended. Don't eat things that can cause diarrhea but fluids is needed. You can't flush your system, your system maintains its own balance. ...Read more

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Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Possible: Dark urine may be from dehydration as well as blood in the urine or from diet beets redden the urine and b vitamins can make the urine strongly yellow. ...Read more

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