“I don't like the taste!”
“I'll have to use the bathroom all the time.”
“I have a hard time remembering to drink it.”
Do you use any of those excuses, or any other excuses, for why you're not drinking enough water? It's time to consider the health benefits of chugging h2o before we utter another tired excuse:
The amount of water we should be consuming varies from person to person. You need to take into account your weight, how much you sweat, how active you are, etc. According to the U.S. Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, men should be getting around 125 ounces (15.5 cups) per day, and women should be getting around 91 ounces (11 cups) per day.
There are also occasions when you should be consuming extra water. For example: when it's hot, when you have a fever, if you have diarrhea or are vomiting, when you're exercising, or if you are pregnant or nursing.
We're often looking for a medicine or herb that will heal us from our illnesses. Maybe we're not sick, we're just thirsty.
*Citing Medical News Today article published July 16, 2018. Written by James McIntosh
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