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Water makes up about two-thirds of our body weight. And it’s important for this to be maintained because most of the chemical reactions that happen in our cells need water.
It’s important to keep the secretions in your lungs thin and easy to cough up.
If you don’t drink enough, your secretions will be thick and sticky and will increase your chances of an infection.
Drinking enough liquids also helps with digesting food and avoiding constipation.
Water is your best option.
- Drink at least 2.5 litres of liquid a day. (juices, milk shakes, water)
- When you have an infection or fever or during the hot weather, drink more.
To find out more information visit the NHS Website.