How Many Cups of Water Should You Drink Per Day to Stay Hydrated?
Say what?😱 12 cups--that's 96oz! How am I supposed to drink that much?! Well...if you are consuming the recommended amount of fruits and veggies, you are getting about 4-5 cups of water from those foods already. But that still means you need to drink at least 7 cups of water.
Keeping your body hydrated is super important! In fact, dehydration is linked to a long list of chronic health problems, including...
❗chronic fatigue syndrome
❗high blood pressure
Now, 12 cups is reommended on 𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦. Most health and wellness experts recommend drinking half of your body weight in ounces each day. Which is a good place to start.
For someone who is 130 pounds, that is about an 8 cup recommendation which aligns nicely with the government's recommendation.
For someone who is 250 pounds, however, that recommendation is going to be 125 ounces per day. A gallon of water is 128 ounces. So, a 250 person is supposed to drink 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 a gallon of water each day!😅
However, there is such thing as drinking too much water though. Drinking too much water can flush your body of important minerals like potassium, sodium, and magnesium.
👍So, it's best to keep your water intake to 1/2 your body weight in ounces, AND if that number is over 120 ounces, drink UP TO 120 ounces.
💭How much water are you drinking on a daily basis? Are you also drinking coffee or soda on a regular basis? These can actually upset your body water balance and cause you to excrete more water than is in the coffee or soda!
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