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Friday, April 27, 2012
How Much Water should I Drink each Day?
It is not clear how much water
intake is needed by healthy people, though most advocates agree that 6-7
glasses of water (approximately 2 liters) daily is the absolute minimum amount
required to maintain proper hydration.
If you don’t regularly measure in
liters, then many recommend that your minimum daily drinking water intake
should be 1/2 ounce of water per lb. of body weight. For example, a 200 lb. man
should be drinking at least 100 ounces of water daily, or almost 3 quarts of
Like mother earth herself, the
average human body is comprised of approximately 70% water. It is no
exaggeration then to say that water is “the basis of vitality and long life”.
After all, water makes up 82% of your blood, 75% of your muscle, 25% of your
bone, and 76% of your brain tissue!
And staying well hydrated not only keeps all
your vital organs humming along, it helps to beautify your skin, lubricate your
joints, and boost your energy levels.
It is estimated that as much as 75%
of the population is notfully
hydrated. In fact, Chronic Dehydration
contributes to and even produces pain and many degenerative diseases that can
be prevented and treated by increasing your daily water intake. This, alone,
should be incentive enough.