To avoid dehydration , the human body needs up to seven liters of water per day. This will depend on factors such as, temperature, level of activity and humidity. Depending on body size, 55% to 78% of the human body contains water.
Other than drinking straight water, you can obtain it through foods and beverages. To maintain proper hydration, it is said that you need an approximate of 2 lites (6 – 7 glasses) of water per day.
Here are some interesting facts about water –
- 75% of people are chronically dehydrated.
- In 37% of people, the thirst mechanism is so weak that is it often mistaken for hunger.
- Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
- One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied at the U-Wash.
- Research reveals the lack of water as the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
- Preliminary research indicates that proper water consumption each day could significantly ease back and joint paint for up to 80% of suffers.
- A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or printed page.
- Proper water consumption, during waking hours, is worth an hour of sleep at night.
- Water research has shown that drinking 5 glasses of water daily:
- Decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%.
- Slashes the risk of breast cancer by 79%.
Makes one 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.