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Okay, we admit it - we are not drinking nearly enough water every day.
While knocking back a glass of water is something we can all so easily do to improve our health, distractions (and even downright laziness) may be stopping us from drinking the recommended two litres a day.
Our water consumption has left a number of us feeling perplexed - with 40 per cent of Brits admitting they are unsure about just how much they should be drinking per day.
A study of 2,000 adults found that although we know we should be having between seven and eight glasses of water a day, most people manage around five, although 23 per cent of people only manage one to two cups of the good stuff.
Well, there is one simple and effective way of checking whether your body has all the water it needs - and the answer can be found in your toilet bowl.
Yep, the colour of our urine is one of the most natural ways of finding out whether you need to drink up, with international colour experts Pantone joining forces d water producer Highland Spring to reveal a new 'Pee Healthy' guide.
Based on guidance provided by Harley Street nutritionist Lily Soutter who uses the NHS Nutrition and Dietetics Urine Colour chart, Highland Spring has made a digital colour palate of five key shades ranging from clear to dark yellow.
The scale highlights the shades symbolic of healthy hydration, from Highland Spring In Your Step to Dry Spell.
Highland Spring's Head of Marketing, Carol Saunders said: "Our bodies have a built-in and natural way of helping us to know if we are drinking enough fluids. We know it can be embarrassing to talk about our pee, but it's an important indicator to help us staying hydrated.
"So we've partnered with Pantone Colour Institute to kick start that conversation, because for many of us, drinking enough fluids is the first step to feeling more like our natural selves in any self-care routine."
Laurie Pressman, Vice-President of the Pantone Colour Institute, said: "Eating right and drinking proper amounts of water are critical contributors to taking care of our personal heath and our overall well-being. Being able to collaborate with Highland Spring and their expert nutrition partner Lily Soutter to create a colour flow chart illustrating the relationship between urine colour and hydration levels highlights how the visual language of colour can be used as an indicator to provide quick and natural insights as to whether we are keeping ourselves healthfully hydrated."
And those who drink more water have documented the health benefits, including clearer skin, feeling more active and a reduced craving for snacks.
Highland Spring's urine colour guide makes basic analysis of hydration levels easy, providing an at-a-glance guide to our pee. However, the guide is illustrative only and any concerns should be addressed by a medical professional.
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