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You – Oral Rehydration Solution

Over two thirds of the Human Body is made of water! It helps us to concentrate, helps our bodies digest our food and keeps our skin healthy.

Not drinking enough water can make you feel really ill. It can affect the salt and sugar levels in your body and you can get dehydrated.

In some parts of Asia and Africa, there isn’t enough water to drink and this can cause serious health problems. To help save lives, many charities hand out Oral Rehydration Solutions for people to drink. They help restore salt and sugar levels in the body.

Why not try making this solution for yourself and see what you think of it?

You will need:

  • teaspoon
  • glass
  • litre measuring jug
  • 8 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • clean water
  1. Make sure the spoon, glass and the jug you use are all cleaned and dried properly
  2. Measure 1 litre of clean water in the jug.
  3. Add the sugar, salt to the water in the jug
  4. Mix together until all the ingredients dissolve
  5. Finally, taste-test the solution - but just a little bit! How is it?
    Would you like it if you had to drink this all the time?

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