How much Water should i drink a day?

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How much water should I drink? The Institute of Medicine recommends that men drink about 3 liters (13 cups) of liquids in a day and women drink 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total liquids in a day. This is counting soda and juices but water should always be your beverage of choice because its inexpensive and readily available. Your body’s principal chemical component is water, on average it accounts for 60 percent of your total body weight. Even a mild dehydration can leave you felling weak and tired. Does water disrupt my digestive enzymes if I drink after eating. Nope I actually helps break down the food in your stomach and keep your digestive system on track.

Benefits

*flushes toxins out of vital organs
*prevents constipation
*carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells
*Lubricates joints-can help relieve back pain because the vertebrates in your back can dry up from dehydration
*regulates body temperature
*lubricates tissues in the mouth, eyes, and nose
*increases the rate at which you burn calories

Can I drink too much water? The answer is yes. Its called hyperhydration or water poisoning. People have actually died from drinking too much water but it was in a water drinking contest. But don’t worry you could drink 2 gallons of water a day and have no problems. The problem is when you drink excessive amounts of water(2 gallons)in a short period of time.

 

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