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...⁣

❗adult-onset diabetes⁣



❗back pain⁣


❗chronic fatigue syndrome⁣




❗high blood pressure⁣

❗high cholesterol⁣

❗kidney stones⁣



❗multiple sclerosis⁣

❗muscular dystrophy⁣ ⁣

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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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice and treatment from your personal physician. Readers are advised to consult their own doctors or other qualified health professional regarding the treatment of their medical problems. Those taking prescription medications should consult with their physicians and not take themselves off of medicines to start supplementation without the proper supervision of a physician familiar with nutritional supplementation.

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