How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

Originally posted on 07/07/2017

A cartoon character surrounded by question marks scratches her head that has a thought bubble over it with a glass of water.The human body is made up of over 75% water. Drinking water is crucial for our health and well-being. It helps the body through the process of homeostasis, cleansing, clearing, and keeping things balanced. How do you know if you are drinking enough water? Most adults do not drink enough water and over 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. 

The Value of Drinking Enough Water

When you drink enough water, health improves, mood improves and energy levels rise. So many chronic health problems could be avoided or eliminated with proper hydration. Drinking enough water helps with the metabolism and the chemical levels in the body such as mental chemistry. Drinking enough water protects your joints, spine and helps your body maintain normal body temperature. 

How Much Water Do Your Need to Drink?

The body needs a minimum of 1 L of water daily for basic bodily functions like elimination, blood flow, and sweat. The body needs much more than that to be healthy and working correctly. Drinking fresh water is best so that the system doesn't need to filter it and it cleanses your organs. We have all heard of the 8 glasses a day rule, but research suggests that you actually need about twice that amount to have a healthy body.

The Official Recommendation about Water

The official Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation for adults is 9 cups of water a day for women or 2.7 L. Men over 19 need 13 cups or 3.7 liters. Total water intake includes water, foods, beverages, and freshwater. The benefits of drinking enough water include improved mood, memory, and alertness. 

Drinking Your Daily Water is Easy When it is Fresh and Clean

Water is an essential to keep healthy and hydrated. Try adding herbal teas or lemon water to your daily routine to help elevate your water levels. The best thing to do for your body when you wake up in the morning is drinking a glass of water. Stay hydrated and watch your health improve.

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