NINE out of 10 Brits are not drinking the recommended amount of water per day – despite temperatures continuing to soar across the country.
Researchers found just 10 per cent of Brits get the suggested 1.4-1.8 litres of water per day, with the same number drinking just 250ml on an average day.
Getty – Contributor Just 1 in 10 Brits are drinking the recommended amount of water per day
But only 19 per cent of Brits know what the recommended daily intake should be.
It also emerged that, 26 per cent of Brits say they always feel thirsty and 72 per cent feel tired because of dehydration.
The British Nutrition Foundation recommends drinking “plenty” of water during the summer months, as it contains no sugar, calories or additives.
Dehydration can make it hard to concentrate, affect our cognitive and physical performance, and even increase feelings of aggression or irritation.
Getty – Contributor Not drinking enough water can lead to feeling tired, dizzy and irritable
The ACTIPH Water research shows two thirds of Brits will reach for a caffeine or sugary fizzy drink if low on energy, whereas just 38 per cent will choose water.
As a result, 16 per cent say they always feel dizzy or light-headed and 24 per cent struggle to concentrate – both side effects of dehydration.
ACTIPH Water is the first alkaline ionised water launched in the UK, with a pH level of 9.0+.