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Do you know how much water your child should drink?

by Γιάννης Μπουζάνας

According to a recent study, only 65% of children consume the sufficient amount of water that their body needs daily. Do you know if your children consume as much as they need?

The amount of water a child needs per day depends on factors such as gender, age and weight. In addition, ambient temperature, humidity, and level of physical activity affect children's daily water needs. However, according to a study by the British Society of Pediatric Diet, children should consume a total of 6-8 glasses during the day (small glasses for young children and larger glasses for older children). Of course, in addition to water consumed in its pure form, children get a lot of water from the food they consume. In particular, fruits and vegetables contain about 90% water.

The beneficial properties of water in children
Water has no calories, so it is unreservedly preferred to be consumed over other drinks or juices. Water helps in the biosynthesis of various chemicals, breaks down proteins, facilitates digestion and reduces friction between organs. Water maintains a constant body temperature. Water facilitates bowel function, causes frequent urination and cleanses the child's body from toxins. A well-hydrated child is a healthy child, as we all know that dehydration tires children, gives them headaches and bad mood so they do not burn the calories needed for an active and healthier life.

How much water do children need?
Daily water needs for children
- From 4-8 years: 1.3 liters
- From 9-13 years: 2.1 liters
- From 14-18 years: 2.3 liters
The above quantities may seem excessive, but consider that they refer to the total amount of water, which also comes from other beverages such as juices, as well as fruits, vegetables and other foods. Fruits and vegetables in particular have a high water content. For example, tomatoes have a water content of 94% and cucumbers almost 97%! Practically, 6-8 glasses of water a day along with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables cover a child's water needs. Pay attention to water consumption when the child has intense physical activity.

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Source: Eleni Chadiarakou https://www.in.gr/2013/03/29/plus/kid/poso-nero-xreiazetai-ena-paidi-tin-imera/


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