A New Year, new food resolution: Water

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It’s the end of December, which means there’s a good chance you are thinking of ways to live healthier in the new year. Whether you want to drop 10 pounds, improve your cholesterol or have more energy, we have five food-related New Year’s resolutions that will help you achieve your goals.

Being adequately hydrated can help to ward off fatigue, keep hunger at bay and boost metabolism. “It keeps your body running efficiently, allowing it to work smarter, not harder,” said Caroline Passerrello, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Consider the calorie savings, too: If you replace every 150-calorie can of soda consumed daily with a glass of water, you save more than 1,000 calories per week, which translates to 15 pounds lost over a year. Drinking a glass of water before a meal can help fill you up and eat fewer food calories.

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