Hydration and the Elderly

Water is probably the most important and essential nutrient, because the majority of people body is made up for water, affirms Ivan Saavedra, Exercise Physiologist with Baptist Health South Florida. Ivan Saavedra, Exercise Physiologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains when people exercise, they have a metabolism and chemical reactions are taken place in their body and they sweat. Water needs to be replaced. The expert recommends drinking a gallon of water if someone is very physically active. Angie Placeres, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, doesn’t recommend consuming dry fruits, because they have a lot of sugar.

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