Why Water Is Important for Kids
The Benefits of Drinking Water
Besides getting your kids to drink plenty of milk each day, be sure you don't forget the H2O! Although it has no nutrients, water is essential to your child's health. It makes up more than half of kids' body weight and is needed to keep all parts of the body functioning properly.
Some of the benefits of drinking water include:
- Digestion support
- Constipation prevention
- Proper blood circulation
Water also helps transport nutrients and oxygen to cells, regulate body temperature, and maintain electrolyte (sodium) balance.
Here are a few other facts about water to keep in mind:
To learn more about what your child needs for a healthy diet, check out The Five Food Groups for Kids.