How much water should you drink per day?
Most people learn from an early age that we should drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.
This is an acceptable benchmark but there are many other factors to consider, for example:
Metabolism and diet:
If you live an active lifestyle you will require more water.
If you are trying to use water to lose weight you should increase your intake.
A lot of sugar-based drinks, tea and coffee and energy drinks can increase dehydration.
If you consume a lot of water-based foods, you need to regulate your additional water intake.
If you have medical conditions your intake should be discussed with a doctor.
If a baby had to be force-fed 8 glasses of water, he or she would likely drown.
We humans are made up of, on average, 50 to 85% water.
This variation depends mostly on age, sex and fat-to-muscle cell ratio.
The older we get the less water we retain.
Muscle cells store more water than fat cells.
Highly obese people can have a body water content as low as 45%
A person's optimal intake of water should be relative to body weight / total volume.
Here is a widely accepted formula
of daily water consumption:
20ml / kg of body weight
30ml / kg of body weight
45ml / kg of body weight
1 BOTTLE = 18.9L (18900ml)
1 STANDARD CUP = 250ml
Drinking 630ml per day:
1 bottle every 30 days
Drinking 1.26L per day:
2 bottles every 30 days
Drinking 1.89L per day:
3 bottles every 30 days
Drinking 2.52L per day:
4 bottles every 30 days
Drinking 3.15L per day:
5 bottles every 30 days