Water in nutrition

Ávila Rosas Héctor, Aedo Santos Angeles, Levin Pick Gabriela
2014 Acta Pediátrica de México  
While no solid, structured studies were found to support specific recommendations of water consumption, the main problem seems to be the excessive intake of sugary beverages. The recommended figure of 1-1.5 mL of water per kcal of energy intake is a reference value that must consider weather, physical activity, and dietary varia- tions. At ages up to six months, all water must come from maternal milk, of which an intake of 100-190 mL/kg/day is recommended; at ages 6-12 months, 800-1000 mL/day,
more » ... , 800-1000 mL/day, considering milk and a gradual introduction of water. Children aged 2-3 years old must have 1,300 mL/day, and those aged 4-8 years old, 1,600 mL/day. Females aged 9-13 years old must consume 1,900 mL/day while the water intake of males must be 2,100 mL/day. For those aged 14 years old or more, adult recommendations apply.
doi:10.18233/apm34no2pp109-114 doaj:77661b230f9e49bb9fe8a480aea6b048 fatcat:jnv6mvdfjzhdnownoo7jhnc57i