Summer days are hot, check and whether you realize it or not, seek most of us are in a constant state of dehydration. The human body is 60% water and your brain is about 70% water. Water helps flush out toxins from your body, keeps your skin glowing, helps you lose weight by acting as an appetite suppressant, keeps you energized, and best of all, it has zero calories.
Needless to say, water is important. Of course, we have all heard about the essential 8 glasses a day, but I will be the first to admit that I don’t reach that number. So how do you make up for the 2.4 liters of water your body needs to replace on a daily basis?
First of all, figure out how much water you should drink. On average, we need to drink half of our body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 100 lbs. you should drink 50 oz. of water a day. However, don’t drive yourself crazy if you don’t make every last ounce. After all, you do intake other fluids in a day, and certain foods like fruits and veggies also contain water.
Make sure to drink more water if you have been working out, if you are out in the heat, or if you are pregnant. Another thing to keep in mind is that your body rations out water to your skin last, so dry skin or dandruff could be your body’s way of telling you that it needs more fluids. So this summer remember to keep healthy and hydrated!