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Is Your Body Really Hydrated?

Our bodies are comprised of 60 - 70% of water and the main life force that keeps us alive.Our bodies are comprised of 60 - 70% of water and the main life force that keeps us alive.Our bodies are comprised of 60 - 70% of water and the main life force that keeps us alive.

Our bodies are comprised of 60 - 70% of water and the main life force that keeps us alive. We can go without food for 10 days but we cannot survive more than 3 days without water.


For our bodies to function at optimal state, we must start with making sure we are hydrating ourselves with enough water for it to be able to detox and remove toxins from within. Once we start feeling fatigued, light headed or unable to function property, that means our body is already sending out critical signal to our brain. If we continue to ignore and don't rehydrate, then our internal organs will slowly shut down. Long term water deprivation will result in life long illnesses and diseases like kidney stones and UTIs.


But how do you know how much water to drink in a day? The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men

  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20 percent of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks. However, if you exercise, pregnant or breast-feeding, sick with fever or in high-altitudes, make sure to drink more that the recommendation as your body will need more fluids to regulate itself. You will usually tell if you need more water based on the color of your urine. If it's colorless or light yellow, then you can be pretty sure your body has adequate fluids.


If you're looking to take care of your body and live more healthier, I would suggest to hydrate with water than sugary drinks or sodas throughout the day. Your skin will also Thank You long term.