Water is one of the most basic elements of life
- Every cell, tissue & organ need water to survive and work properly
- Regulates body temperature
- Lubricates our joints
- Protects tissue from damage
- Eliminates waste through sweat, urination and bowel movements
- Boosts Metabolism
One study found people who drank enough water actually consume 75 fewer calories at each meal. That’s 27,000 less calories per year; an 8 pound loss in weight.
- Drop in blood pressure/flow
- Decreased muscle & nerve function
- Brain fog
- Dry skin
- ……and more
So, what’s a good guideline on how much water you need each day?
- 15.5 cups per day for men
- 11.5 cups per day for women
These numbers come from water, other beverages and food. Beverages such as milk, juice and herbal teas are composed mostly of water. Even caffeinated drinks — such as coffee and soda — can contribute to your daily water intake. But water is your best bet because it’s calorie-free, inexpensive and readily available.
On average about 20% of our water comes from food. Many common food items are mostly water. According to the American Dietetic Association these foods have very high water content: lettuce, watermelon, broccoli, grapefruit, milk, orange juice, carrot, yogurt, apple.
And how do you know if you’re getting enough water?
You are getting enough water if you’re rarely thirsty and if your urine is colorless or light yellow.
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