Can I get my fluids from other sources

Almost all of the foods you eat contain water. Some foods, such as fruits and vegetables are as much as 75 to 90 percent water. Even meat is at least 50% water. Other beverages such as milk, fruit juice and sports drinks are mostly water. The question is, should you count these towards your daily recommended intake of water or not? Some sports nutritionists say yes, you can and should count water rich foods towards your water intake. My suggestion is to always err on the side of too much water rather than too little. Therefore, the water recommendations in the chart above are for pure water, not other beverages or water-rich foods.

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