is a major component of cells, blood, lymph mucus and digestive
juice and plays a central role in the regulation of body temperature.
It plays an important role in the digestion, absorption, metabolism,
transport, and utilization of nutrients. On a regular day, your
body loses two (2) to three (3) quarts of water just from urinating,
sweating, having bowel movements, and all other thing your body
uses water. We need to replace the water loses in our body by
drinking six (6 ) to eight (8) glasses of water each day.
Iodine Deficiency Disorders
(IDD) is one of the prevalent micronutrient deficiencies in
the Philippines responsible for goiter, mental and physical
retardation, and brain defects. The Food and Nutrition Research
Institute-DOST has developed a refreshing health drink that
may help combat this disease. This is called Tubig Talino
or the iodine-rich drinking water.
of drinking water is a big boost to the government's IDD control
program because water, as the nutrient vehicle, is a basic
need consumed daily. Five glasses a day of iodine-rich drinking
water provide 120 micrograms (ug) of iodine which meets 100%
of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of a male adult.
A 5 milliliter (ml) sachet
or a 15 ml bottle of "Water Plus+ I2" is mixed with
20 liters of water to meet the required iodine level. Compared
with ordinary water, the difference in taste, color, and smell
"Water plus+ I2"
can be added to distilled and purified water in recommended
proportion and bottled aseptically for use in nutrition rehabilitation,
emergency, calamity and disaster feeding, or can be sold in
supermarkets and convenience shops for household use. It can
also be mixed accordingly with safe, clean and potable water
in earthen jars, jugs, and similar dispensers.
Consumed regularly with
iodine-rich foods like fish, shellfish, seaweeds, iodized
salt, and iodine-fortified foods, iodine-rich drinking water
offers much hope in eliminating IDD in the near future.
With Tubig Talino working
for you, you are sure to feel healthy and smart !
For more information
on food and nutrition, you may write or call: The Director,
Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science
and Technology, Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro
Manila, Tel./Fax: 8372934, 8373164; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org;
FNRI-DOST website: email@example.com
Press Release for 2004