Friday, April 26, 2013

How Much Water Do You Need

I always tell my children, especially my youngest that water is instant energy. If you think of water this way, you would want to drink it all day. If you are feeling tired, a glass of water will often bring you back to life. That said, to keep your body functioning properly, you must drink at least eight glasses of water each day. If you are working out or feel bloated from eating a salty meal, drink more water.

Anyway, you don’t have to drink only water to stay hydrated. Drinks that are equivalent to 100 percent water are skimmed milk, fruit juice, ginger tea, and decaffeinated hot coffee or tea. You can add to your daily water intake by eating foods that have a high water content such as cucumbers, lettuce, watermelon, cantaloupe melon, grapefruit and more.