Hydration: How Much Water Do You Need?

filling water bottle                             Photo by Brodie Vissers from Burst


Most of us fail to understand all the beautiful things hydration does for our bodies. 
When our body fails to have adequate water to function correctly, breakdowns can creep into our lives in the form of illness.

The FDA recommends that you drink eight – 8-ounce glasses of water daily to stay hydrated, sometimes referred to as the 8x8 Rule. While that amount varies for individuals, this generally makes it easy to remember. Others suggest sipping water frequently throughout the day to prevent hydration, even when you’re not thirsty. Another great way to get your daily water intake is to infuse it with herbs, vegetables, or fruits of your liking to add flavor. With the body comprised of approximately 60% water, you can understand that replenishing the water you expend daily is essential. However, maybe you never realized just how important it is.

Hydration helps to maintain your physical performance. Without ample water, your basic bodily systems cannot function correctly. Your circulatory system needs fluid to create blood supply to open up those micro-capillaries in your brain. Not having proper water balance can cause headaches and vision issues. Water also helps relieve constipation and help treat kidney stones. The body’s filtration systems need the fluid to remove toxins from the body and eliminate waste. We always recommend drinking extra water while taking our Gladiator Barley or Heirloom Barley because it is a powerful detoxifying product. Being adequately hydrated can also help with weight loss. Drinking water can be a great way to speed up your metabolism. Studies show that drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before eating is the most effective way to make you feel full and consume fewer calories. The chain reaction of even mild dehydration can affect your well-being in many ways. Always make sure that you are keeping your body in peak physical condition by hydrating throughout your day, no matter what form it comes in.

1 comment

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing the information on the importance of drinking h2o, I drink my share of h2o each day.

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