Eight Glasses of Water Per Day? Quality… Not QuantitySeptember 8, 2015
About 60 percent of the adult human body is composed of water.
That’s a stat everyone has heard so many times it has probably lost its meaning. Think about it though.
As solid as your body seems, much more than half of it is actually liquid. We are held together by bone, fat, muscle, and skin, but even those tissues are composed of water.
I don’t think we need to go into an entire biology lesson here to get the point across that water is important. When we drink enough water, our skin is clearer, our brains function better, and our bodies can perform tasks better.
But how much water does the average human need to drink to stay healthy? Traditional wisdom says eight glasses per day… but it turns out the quality of water might be more important than how much of it you drink.
There’s a general consensus that people should get about 2.5 liters of water per day. Of course, those requirements can shift dramatically depending on your body size, if you’re an athlete, if you suffer from an illness, or just feel like your body needs more.
Some of the water we consume comes from the foods we eat and the rest comes from drinking it. While there’s no formal recommendation, it’s a good idea to drink water throughout the day to avoid feeling thirsty.
One of the best things you can do for your body is to drink pure water that’s straight from the earth. You may assume ALL water is straight from the earth, and it is, but most bottled waters and tap water has been altered in some way. Some add chemicals, some add minerals, and some even add flavors.
I have a friend who brings a glass of Castle Rock Water with her to work everyday, and then refills the bottle with purified water throughout the day.
She prefers Castle Rock because it’s the cleanest, freshest, best tasting water she’s ever had. It’s one of the few waters in the world that is never touched by human hands, not modified at all, and carries its living structure from the glaciers of Mt. Shasta to the glass in which it’s bottled.
Drinking enough water is essential to life, but choosing the correct water is essential to get the most out of living.
How much water do you drink every day?
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