LONDON — The common particular person drinks simply 4 glasses of water a day — with most of them hydrating by way of drinks like tea and low as an alternative.
A examine of two,000 British adults revealed they usually eat 740ml a day of H20. That’s lower than half the beneficial every day quantity of eight glasses of fluid per day (2 liters).
Instead, 24 % keep hydrated utilizing tea, whereas 20 % would somewhat sip on a cup of espresso. Almost two-thirds (64%) are conscious they need to drink extra water than they presently do, with 49 % claiming they usually neglect all through the day.
The analysis additionally discovered 4 in 10 weren’t positive how a lot they drink in a typical day. The ballot, commissioned by Volvic Touch of Fruit, reveals that 24 % are simply too busy to suit common sips into their schedule.
“We’re seeing a nation struggling to remain hydrated regardless of figuring out how essential it’s to take care of a wholesome, balanced way of life,” says Gemma Morgan, a spokesperson from Volvic, in a press release.
The survey additionally discovered that for 60 %, hydration is vital to greater than their bodily well being, as they agree they really feel happier and more healthy after they drink sufficient water.
When it involves recognizing dehydration, 44 % say they acknowledge the darkish shade of their urine as a tell-tale signal that they should drink extra. Dry mouth, complications, and dry lips adopted as the important thing indicators that it could be time for an additional glass of water.
For the brand new 12 months, 28 % of adults are vowing to remain extra hydrated in 2023, and 27 % are keen to chop again on the variety of sugary drinks they eat. Flavored water is a favourite for 22 %, and 41 % have tried flavoring their very own drinks as a approach to encourage themselves to drink extra. Those polled are extra inclined to lean in the direction of contemporary and fruity tastes, adopted by zingy and citrussy notes, with lemon and strawberry being the preferred tastes.
The examine, carried out by OnePoll, additionally discovered 26 % would drink extra water if it tasted higher.
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Report by South West News Service author Alice Hughes