It is important to keep the body hydrated throughout the year, and especially in the warmer months. Up to 70% of the human body is made up of water, which is key to our survival. Water plays an important part in maintaining metabolism and regulating body temperature, as well as helping to flush waste from the body and maintain skin elasticity.
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Natural water is the best choice for replenishing your body’s needs. Sports beverages, fresh fruit juice, low-fat or no-fat milk, soymilk and plain soup are also appropriate choices. Soft drinks and concentrated fruit juices have high sugar levels, making them less suitable for consumption in large quantities.
Hong Kong’s water supply goes through a rigorous treatment process to ensure that the water quality is fit for drinking. However, water may be contaminated during the transportation process, while aging water pipes, cracked or rusted tubes, and inadequate cleaning of water tanks can all result in water becoming polluted. The fact that contaminants may not be visible to the naked eye means we need to pay close attention to the quality of water we are drinking.
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