” Remember we were always told that we needed 8 glasses of water daily. Well depending on our activity level, food intake and metabolism, we may need more or less. Read this interesting article that we came across-” MDA
Discover the best way to quench your thirst
By Wellness Team
When it comes to quenching your thirst, water rules. But when it comes to knowing how much water you should drink every day, opinions are all over the map.
Should you buy a 2-liter water bottle to get your 8 ounces in every day? Or is drinking when you’re thirsty enough to satisfy your fluid needs?
We asked three Cleveland Clinic experts.
“The range of fluid intake needs is quite broad, depending on your metabolism, activity level, ambient
temperature and age,” says preventive medicine specialist Roxanne Sukol, MD. “It’s better to focus on urine output: if it’s almost clear, you’re good. If it’s dark yellow or has a strong odor, try fixing it with a couple of glasses of water.”
Your diet also matters, adds registered dietitian Mira Ilic, RD, LD. “ Nutritional guidelines cover all fluids, including the water found in food, juice, tea and milk,” she says. “Fruits and vegetables alone can meet 20 percent of your fluid needs when you eat a lot of produce.”
Your health is another key factor, notes internist Melissa Klein, MD. “Fluid needs increase when you’re sweating from a fever because you lose more water through your skin,” she says. “When you lose a lot fluid, whether it’s from sweating or diarrhea, we encourage you to drink fluids with water, salt and sugar to keep your body balanced.” Read more:http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/08/should-you-drink-8-glasses-of-water-a-day-infographic/?utm_campaign=cc+posts&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=140824+water+a+day+infographic&dynid=facebook-_-cc+posts-_-social-_-social-_-140824+water+a+day+infographic
Source: Cleveland Clinic & Health Hub- Please look at their chart as it contains great information.