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How Much Water Per Day?

  

Written By : Emedicalpoint

17th May, 2012

Water is life. It is the most important & essential part of human life where 60% of human body consists of water. No living being in this world can survive without it. Every day we should drink enough water to save the life, especially prevent dehydration. But the common question is that how much should I drink per day? It is very popular advice in our society that eight glasses of water (about 1.9 liters) per day is necessary for a human body, but this 8-by-8 rule of 64 ounces per day is not supported by any concrete evidence.

How Much Water Should Drink ?
Many experts suggest that there is no fixed amount of water you have to drink per day. You can change anytime amount of water depends on several reasons including gender, age, weight, physical activity, local weather, present health condition and even your existing place. Keep in mind that we should not drink too much water at a time. Separate the total amount of water you need and drink many glasses of water during the day. The Institute of Medicine\'s Food and Nutrition Board (U.S.) suggests that an average woman needs about 11 cups of water (2.7 liters) and the average man needs about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters). If you hard exercise that makes you sweat, you should drink additional 2-3 glasses of water. Similarly, in summer season you can drink extra water to prevent dehydration.

Furthermore, kids also need water, but less than adults. According to the experts, children can take 6-8 (1.5-2 Liters) glasses water each day. But there is no restriction this formal rule when weather is hot or they are tired for more exercise. Some children can drink less water, but who show symptoms of dehydration must increase water drinking as part of their daily routine. They can get water from juice, milk, juice, but avoid alcohol or soda. On the other hand, pregnant and nursing women are recommended to drink additional water than average women individually 10-13 (2.3 - 3.1 liters) cups of water per day.

When Can Drink Water ?
Summer Exercise This is a very common thing that when you fell thirsty, you must drink water. There is no fixed time when you can drink water. Firstly, you have to think how much water you should drink, and then you can set a plan how you can maintain your regularity. Don\'t drink much water at a time. Separate the total amount of water you need and drink throughout the day. When you wake up in the morning, you can drink a glass of water on your empty stomach. If you set 8 glass of water per day, you can then drink every two hours. Moreover, it is very good to drink water at least 30 minutes before your meal during the day and one before go to sleep. However, you can set your own plan to keep regularity.

Food in Water
Water in Food It\'s very important to know that 20% of our daily fluid generally intake comes from food, and 80% comes from water and others beverages such as milk, juice, coffee, tea, vegetables, and even soda or alcohol. On the other hand, the American Dietetic Association\'s suggests that to keep your own body\'s fluid balance, you should take to the following high content water foods.

1. Lettuce (1½ cup) - Water 95%

2. Watermelon (1½ cup) - Water 92%

3. Broccoli (1½ cup) - Water 91%

4. Grapefruit (1½ cup) - Water 91%

5. Milk (1 cup) - Water 89%

6. Orange juice (3/4 cup) - Water 88%

7. Carrot (1½ cup) - Water 88%

8. Yogurt (1 cup) - Water 85%

9. Apple (one medium) - Water 84%

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