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14 Feb 2004

Liquid consumption
Hi, two questions:
Can one drink too much water - since childhood my favourite drink. And milk. Is three to four litres a day over the top? Do not drink anything else.

I love soup and like to liquidise my food. Fruit, vegetables, except fish. Is this a bad habbit. I do eat cereal for lunch and breakfast.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Thirsty
Anything in excess is not a good idea, even water because if your Liquid intake is too high (i.e. all the beverages you drink in a day - tea, coffee, water, cold drinks, milk, etc), then you may wash essential nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and even sodium out of your system. Excessive milk intake is also associated with too high a protein intake which may interfere with calcium uptake. Thus limit your water intake to 2 litres a day and your milk intake to 4 cups or 1 litre a day. There is no harm in liquidising foods, but be careful that you don't revert to childhood eating patterns and lose the capacity to eat solids!
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DietDoc
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