Eating Well As You Get Older

Frequently Asked Questions

24. How can I make sure I’m getting enough fluids every day?

Be sure to consume plenty of liquids every day, especially water. Water helps you digest food, absorb nutrients from food, and then get rid of the unused waste. Drinking plenty of water every day may help with constipation and dehydration. Check with your doctor if you’ve been told to limit how much you drink.

Here are tips on getting enough fluids.

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