WaterWater plays lots of important roles in your body. For instance, the water in:
- Blood helps red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of your body
- Your stomach and intestines helps digest your food
- Urine helps your body get rid of waste products
- Sweat helps keep your body cool
Your body doesn't get water just from drinking water. Milk, juice, and soda all have water. It's better to drink milk or juice because soda has lots of added sugars and no other nutrients. You can also get water by eating fruits and vegetables. For instance, watermelon is loaded with water. So are peaches, plums, peas, lettuce, and tomatoes.
For more information on water, check out Water: Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs .
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