Why You Need More Water, And How To Get It
They say you are what you eat. But it’s a lot more accurate to say you are what you drink.
Here’s why: Humans are 60-70% water, and we’re secreting fluids all the time, from blood to breast milk, to sweat, even the excess saliva that shows up when we smell something delicious.
Common knowledge would have you believe that 8 glasses or 64 ounces a day is enough to replenish you. But that number is an average. It fails to factor in the difference between men and women, the difference in climate or time of year, and the fact that other liquids, and even plenty of food, actually have water in them. Let alone any individual needs, like breastfeeding women, people with bladder issues, athletes in training, or anyone else who might need more water throughout the day.