How Much Water Should One Drink Per Day?


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Anonymous answered
Water is the basic component of the body comprising 60% of its weight it maintains body temperature, also almost all the vital processes of the body take place in a fluid medium and one cannot survive without water for long. However there is no straightforward answer as to how much water or fluid intake is necessary for the human body on a daily basis.

There are a number of factors that one has to take in to consideration like the level of activity of the individual, the rate of loss of body fluid by way of perspiration, urination and respiration which is different for different individuals (about 2.5 liters on an average), the overall health status of the individual and also the climate of the region in which he stays.

According to health experts and dietitians the recommended daily intake of water should be about 3 liters for men and for women it should be ideally around 2.5 liters here one should keep in mind that food in the form of solids accounts for approximately 25% of the recommended daily fluid intake.

Another way to determine how much water one should drink would be dividing one's body weight (in pounds) in half and the figure obtained would be the amount of water one would need to drink daily.

Remember that dehydration is a dangerous condition which in some cases may lead to loss of consciousness and even could be life threatening and sipping water (potable of course) once , twice or if required thrice in an hour is an ideal way to avoid it. Also small children, elders, pregnant women and people suffering from bouts of vomiting or diarrhea need to take extra precautions to stay hydrated.
Girija Naiksatam Profile
Although many dieticians and experts vary when it comes to this answer, it is broadly believed that while women must consume 2.5 liters of water a day, men must consume up to 3 liters of water. This obviously varies from person to person and depends on a variety of factor such as the amount of physical activity he/she undertakes and amount of exercise, the kind of climate and environment that you're living in. Your intake of water will also vary during other times of illness or pregnancy. Since about 60% of our body is water it is necessary to keep replenishing it. Most of the water is lost through perspiration, urine, bowel movements as well as breathing. Lack of water can result in a condition known as dehydration and a low intake of water over a period of time can affect critical parts in your body such as your brain, muscles as well as your heart. Other common supplements for water are juices and tea.
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michael adcock answered
Like every other mammal on earth you should only drink when you are thirsty your body will tell you     when your thirsty get out and sweat a little if you don't believe it but don't suck down a bunch of sweetened drinks when you get thirsty just water
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pete bradley answered
Liquids are usually measured in pints,gallons,ml or litres rather than grams. You should drink a litre to two litres a day. It doesnt have to be water on its own,fruit juice,squash,tea,herbal and fruit teas. Not to much tea ,coffee because it act as a duretic or alcohol as that dehydrates.

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