Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.
So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 litres (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 litres (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.
Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.
Skin is intricately tied to the overall health of your body. When your body is properly hydrated, you'll look better and feel better.
Adequate water rewards you with...
- Enhanced health
- Increased energy
- Bright, clear eyes
- A radiant complexion
- Carries nutrients to every cell in your body
- Flushes out nasty toxins
- Improves circulation and blood flow
- Lubricates your joints
- Is your thirst quenched?
- Is your urine clear or pale yellow?
- Do you feel good?