Pepsi-Cola Products PH reminds everyone to keep hydrated this summer

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) is highlighting the importance of proper hydration especially during the hot summer days. The country’s exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages reiterates the importance of drinking water and other essential fluids.

“Whether you are playing sports, walking under the sun, or even working from home, the body needs a little boost from hydration drinks,” said PCPPI President and Chief Executive officer Frederick D. Ong. “PCPPI has products that will help you stay hydrated, whatever your lifestyle is.”

Hydrating the body is an effective way to regulate the body’s temperature, deliver nutrients to cells, prevent infections, allow organs to function properly, and improve one’s mood, cognition, and sleep quality.

Hydration and fight against Covid

Proper hydration is also important in building the body’s resistance and response against the dreaded Covid-19. The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) has reiterated that “hydration and nutrition play an important role in our bodies’ response to and recovery from Covid-19 and is an important part of your medical treatment.” The organization also emphasized that drinking supports the body’s immune function and the ability to fight the virus.

Moreover, hydration should also be a part of physical exercises that must be carried out regularly to further boost the body’s immune system. Medical experts recommend simple daily exercises of at least 15 minutes to 20 minutes daily. However, such activities may cause excessive sweating that in turn may lead to dehydration and mineral deficiency.

Aside from water, people who exercise or work out could opt for sports drinks that can more quickly replace the minerals consumed during strenuous activities. Gatorade is among the popular sports drink brands in the market today that contains electrolytes that help keep the body’s ionic balance.

Beverages that hydrate effectively

“Sports drinks can be helpful if you’re planning on exercising at higher levels for more than an hour. These drinks contain carbohydrates and electrolytes that can increase your energy,” according to familydoctor.org, a medical website.

PCPPI manufactures Gatorade ION that is formulated for daily hydration with ions. It is low in sodium, does not contain preservatives, and has no artificial flavors and colors.

“As a company that manufactures beverages, we need to keep our consumers hydrated especially if they are fighting against any disease to maintain their body’s full function,” Ong said.

PPCPI is the local maker of PepsiCo beverage brands—Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Gatorade, Mug, Aquafina, Sting, Premier, Tropicana, and Lipton.