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Most people need between 8 and 12 cups of fluid a day(about 2- 3 litres).
Needs vary, of course, depending on your age, your gender and how active you are. But in general for every 50 pounds of boy weight, you need about a quart of water everyday (or about a litre for every 25kg of body weight). For most people that fall within the often-cited suggestion that we take in at least 8 glasses a day.
DO YOU KNOW WHY PROPER HYDRATION IS SO IMPORTANT?
Around 60-70% of the human body, is composed of water, so it’s fair to say they water it vital for survival. It functions to keep out body temperature regulated, takes part in digestion and excretion, contributes to cognitive functions and physical performance, just to name a few. lol
The temperature of your water doesn’t really matter. In terms of hydration, it doesn’t matter if liquids are warm, cool or cold. They’ll all hydrate you equally, although temperature will affect the rate at which you consume them. Some people think that ice cold water will help you lose weight; the idea being that you’ll burn calories bringing the fluid to body temperature. In theory you could, but the amount of calories you’d use up is so tiny that it’s nearly insignificant. And you’d also have the ‘brain freeze’ to deal with.
DID YOU KNOW?
Studies have shown as little as 1% dehydration can cause major changes in body temperature, while 2% dehydration will drop your performance levels significantly!
Drinking fluids with meals is fine; water won’t dilute digestive juices or impair your digestion in any way. It doesn’t really matter when you take in water, as long as you get what you need over the course of the day.
Fruits and vegetables can provide 20% or more of your water needs. Watery foods can go a long way towards meeting your fluid needs. If your meals include plenty of fruits and vegetables, and you drink fluids with meals, you’re probably meeting your water needs. There are nearly 3 cups of water in a meal that includes sale, some broccoli, brown rice and watermelon for dessert. On the other hand, too many people eat a ‘dry’ diet that’s heavy on processed foods. A mesh of cheeseburger and a bag of chips contain less than half a cup of fluid.
Take in more to increase your water volume and eat healthy foods
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