A medical practitioner, Dr Iredia Osunde, has said that drinking water instead of soda could help with weight loss.
According to Ms Osunde, a medical officer with Faith Clinic in Benin, keeping hydrated by drinking water regularly is crucial for health and well-being, adding that it enables the body to function properly.
She said that many people do not consume enough water each day and advised people to keep the body hydrated
“There is no universally agreed quantity of water that must be consumed daily, but water is essential for the kidneys and other bodily functions.
“When dehydrated, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and wrinkling,” she said.
She said dehydration could lead to digestive problems, constipation, and an overly acidic stomach, thereby increasing the risk of heartburn and stomach ulcers.
“Water is needed in the processes of sweating and removal of urine and faeces,” she stressed.
Ms Osunde added that water was needed to flush out wastes and toxins as well as maintain regulate body temperature and ensure the brain functioned well.