You’ll often hear me refer to “Water ” as the Nectar of the Gods. Well, that and rum. But, that’s a post for another day 😅
Water. We all know how important to life it is. Every time you turn around, it’s being marketed to us by many brands and in various ways. Some types include:
– Drinking – Spring – Distilled – Alkaline – Sparkling – Mineral – All the waters!!
Daily fluid intake (total water) is defined as the amount of water consumed from foods, plain drinking water, and other beverages. Daily fluid intake recommendations vary by age, sex, pregnancy, and breastfeeding status. -Institute of Medicine
In addition to your body being made up of mostly water, it has many functions that allow us to live and thrive. Water gets rid of waste through urination, perspiration and bowel movements. Through these functions you will lose water. Even the basic function of breathing causes you to lose water. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.
A frequently asked question is, ” How much water do I need to drink daily?”
Individual water requirements vary from person to person, and can depend on many factors such as activity level and environment. Most healthy people need to make sure they are drinking enough water, but drinking too much water is usually not an issue.- United States Department of Agriculture
Ok, but what does THAT mean? These are good rules of thumb to go by:
– 8- 8oz glasses of water a day is easy to remember and is a good goal. – For some, 1/2 your body weight in water. Easy to remember, easy to calculate – Start your day with a glass of water, have a glass of water prior to each meal/snack , and end your day with a glass of water. Also, easy to remember. – What about if you’re having a hard time meeting these recommendations, or you don’t care for plain water?: – Dilute 100% juice with water in a 1:1 ratio. – Make it fun, carry a very nice water bottle with you and refill throughout the day. – Set alarms on your phone to remind you to drink water. – Add citrus to it for flavor ( lemon, oranges, grapefruit) Proceed to sip with your pinky up. – Eat your water. For example, broth soups and foods with high water content – such as celery, tomatoes, or melons – can contribute to fluid intake.
I’d love to partner with you to help you meet your nutrition goals. How do you get started? Visit my site- www.nutrids.com and email me at Danielle@nutrids.com