Just remember not to drink too much water, since that can be fatal. We're constantly losing water from our bodies, primarily via urine and sweat. There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day. The health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon per day. How much water should you drink each day? It's a simple question with no easy answers. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.
Keeping in mind that 20 percent of daily water intake typically comes from food and 80 percent of water intake typically comes from a combination of plain water and other beverages, the amount of plain water you need to drink every day for optimal hydration will vary.Everyone has heard the advice, "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day." That's about 1.9 liters, which isn't that different from the Institute of Medicine recommendations. Although the "8 by 8" rule isn't supported by hard evidence, it remains popular because it's easy to remember. Just keep in mind that the rule should be reframed as: "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day," because all fluids count toward the daily total.
Another question related to drinking H2O that comes to mind might be "What kind of water should I drink?" Should I drink water mountain spring, water from natural springs in Arkansas, water that's been purified and filtered by osmosis and charcoal, or is just plain tap water fine? That may be a question that fills a personal preference or simply because the water comes at a premium price; in some cases, the water may be more expensive than the same water that went into the syrup and chemical concoction that makes up products like coke or mountain dew.
The following video from Penn & Teller about banning Di Hydrogen Monoxide contains some adult language.
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