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  1. Water is the essence of life

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like other children, I didn't like to drink water when I was young. I drank only fruit juices and soft drinks. This continued until my teeth started going bad and I put on a lot ... the benefits of water. I drink several glasses a day now. Many people are not aware of the goodness of water. To remain healthy and hydrated, have a glass of water right now. Iris Lau, Leung Shek Chee ...

  2. How much do you really need to drink

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the New York-Presbyterian Hospital), staff overloaded his body with fluids, causing a fatal heart attack. Yes, while drinking water is a healthy habit, too much can lead to a condition called hyponatremia, in which there is not enough sodium (salt) in the body fluids outside the cells. Long distance runners who drink too much plain water and people who work in climates that cause excessive ...

  3. Drink to your health

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Dorothy asks: Does water make us fat? Wynnie says: One litre of water weighs one kilogram. If you drink water and then jump on the scales, you will weigh more than usual, but you won't actually have put on weight: there aren't any calories in water, so there are no 'excess' calories to cause weight gain. Any water you drink is used to rehydrate ...

  4. Choose a healthy drink to quench your thirst

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many people like drinking soft drinks more than water, even if they are on a diet, because they think water has no taste. But they should drink water instead of soft drinks as it is good for their health. Soft drinks are not good for the body and may cause obesity. Diet soft drinks don't make a big difference. Also, water is better than soft drinks when it comes to replacing fluids ...

  5. Student grime fighters help youngsters clean up their act

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mates Ngai Tsz-kwan, Lau Hok-kee and Fok Hei-nam, all 15. A week earlier at Unicef's Happy Valley office, the students had a session with Dr Yang Zhenbo, chief of the water, sanitation and hygiene programme for Unicef China, where they learned about the organisation's water and sanitation projects around the world, and were taught proper hand washing. 'We didn't know ...

  6. Distilled water 'useless' in this heat

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... water should be avoided in blazing summer heat, health experts warned yesterday. While the drinks might seem ideal for quenching a raging thirst, they may be doing more harm than good, ... parts of Hong Kong and topping 33 yesterday, and an increasing number of people hit by heatstroke- doctors have urged people to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. ...

  7. Yet another good reason for drinking green tea

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg Millions of people drink green tea daily. There are many reasons for doing so: aside from being a cultural habit, it aids digestion, helps students stay awake during ... 'bad' low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol went down in the men who drank the green tea extract. So, what does it mean for us? One should drink at least four cups a day. Green tea extract ...

  8. Battle to control herbal drinks market fires up

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com A new round in the battle for dominance in the herbal drink market has started between Hong Kong-based JDB and a mainland firm, following their dispute over the ownership of the Wong Lo Kat brand. Guangzhou Pharmaceutical said yesterday it planned to sell Wong Lo Kat drinks in their familiar red cans on the mainland from next month. Its ...

  9. Man ill after second case of spiked drink

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... maid, 24, suffered throat pain and vomited after drinking from a bottle of Vita distilled water bought at a petrol station shop in Ma On Shan. It was found to contain sodium hydroxide, or common ... Danny Mok A 31-year-old man became ill after drinking from a bottle of Ribena blackcurrant juice found to have contained sulphuric acid. The victim suffered a painful burning sensation ...

  10. Take care over 'pick-me-up' drinks

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Some labels say that no more than 500ml of energy drinks should be consumed each day. Heath experts warn teenagers to drink water rather than energy drinks during exercise or training. Sports ... without food. Skipping breakfast means your blood sugar and energy levels will be low. 3. Drink water If you are dehydrated, this will make you feel tired and sluggish all day. Make a habit ...




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