Do I Really Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day?December 16, 2014
The common answer to the question, “How much water should I drink each day?” has typically been “eight glasses.” However, this might not be exactly true. The source that seems to provide the most evidence to this claim was from a 1945 publication by the National Food and Nutrition Board, a government advisory agency, which stated: “A suitable allowance of water is 2.5 liters daily… Most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.” The theory is that this is where the eight glasses a day idea originated.
Azure Water of Leesburg, Fla. wants to educate you on your daily water intake. You might not need to drink a full eight glasses a day but you still want to drink quality water while staying hydrated. Take a look at the different types of water we have to offer, while you read further to learn more about how much water you should be drinking daily.
Not Just Water
When reading the quote from above, the 2.5 liters of water intake is dispersed throughout food consumption as well. This results in needing to drink less than eight glasses of water. When factoring other beverages and daily meals, on average you need to drink around three to four glasses of water a day. The goal is to not overdo it – if you drink too much you will cause hyponatremia, which is defined as a low sodium concentration in the blood, and is caused by over hydrating. Hyponatremia signs and symptoms may include: nausea and vomiting, headaches, confusion, loss of energy and fatigue, restlessness and irritability, muscle weakness, spasms or cramps, seizures and coma.
Why Water Is Still the Best Beverage Option
Be careful to not disregard water altogether. There are some clear benefits to drinking water over other beverages. For one thing, water is calorie-free, making it a healthier option than soft drinks or fruit juice, both of which are high in sugars. Water also helps flush toxins out of vital organs. Water can help with decreasing mucus and soften the tissue around the ear, nose and throat.
When considering how much water you need to drink daily, let thirst be your guide. Your body is regulated in many different ways, and just as you breathe when you need oxygen, the body will let you know when you are thirsty as well.
If you’d like a healthy solution to quench your thirst, contact us at Azure Water in Leesburg, Fla. We’re your supply for custom label bottled water. If you need to quench your thirst, order a case today, and let us know how many glasses of water you drink daily on our social media channels.