How Much Water Do We Really Need To Drink?

On November 9, 2020, in Commentary, by Erik

While there has always been a rule of thumb that an individual should drink up to eight glasses of water a day, many forget that there is more ways to reach those eight glasses of water besides just drinking it. Another way is through food, most foods have some amount of water in it, helping to reach that goal and making it seem a bit more attainable. The main thing to remember is that your body will tell you when it’s thirsty, it will tell you when you’re hungry. If you listen to it you will usually meet your daily requirement of water intake.

Key Takeaways:

  • A large percentage of our bodies are made out of water and this is why it is important to have some.
  • Everything that you eat contains water, a lot of the water you need to consume comes from it.
  • The amount of water you need varies from person to person, make sure to drink when you’re thirsty or sweaty.

“Despite the pervasiveness of this easily remembered rule, there is no scientific evidence to back it up, according to a 2002 review of studies. In fact, numerous studies suggest that this is far more actual drinking water than is necessary for most healthy adults.”

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