How much water to drink
How much water to drink?
January 5, 2013  //  By: Jitesh Manaktala  //  Food & Recipe  //  23 Comments   //   4168 Views

How much water should you drink each day? It is easy question with difficult answer. All need water, as they are exclusive. How much water you require depends on many factors such as your health status, living atmosphere how active you are. There is no single rule to estimate that, many rules are accessible to help you estimate how much to drink each day. Examine your daily water needs to learn how your body uses water and what factors may increase or decrease your water necessities.

Health advantages of water

Water is essential to your health. It makes approximately 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body based on water. Deficiency of water in your body can lead to dehydration; it is a condition when you don’t have enough water in your body to run normal functions. Even little dehydration loss your body weight around 1% to 2% and it can weaken your energy and make you tired. Symptoms of dehydration are:

• Excessive thirst

• Fatigue

• Headache

• Dry mouth

• Little or no urination

• Muscle weakness

• Dizziness

• Lightheadedness


Every day you lose water through sweating exhaling, urinating and bowel movements. Body need to replace this water by consuming beverages and foods that contain water to function properly. It is not an easy question to answer. A healthy adult’s daily water intake can differently. Most people drink beverages to quench thirst, to supply perceived water needs and “out of habit.” There are at least three approaches to estimate total water needs for healthy, sedentary adults living in a temperate climate.

The rule could also be stated, “drink eight ounce glasses of fluid daily,” as all fluids count toward the daily total. This approach isn’t supported by scientific evidence. Many people use basic rule as a guideline for how much water and other beverages to drink. The Medical institution recommends that men need 3 liters (approximately 13 cups) of total beverages a day and women need 2.2 liters (approximately 9 cups) of total beverages a day. These guidelines are based on national food surveys that assessed people’s average fluid intakes.

You can choose any of these beverages intake approaches to estimate your water needs. If you drink enough water to quench your thirst then your current total fluid intake is good. It also produces a colorless or slightly yellow normal amount of urine.

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23 Comments to “How much water to drink?”
  • michel
    February 2, 2013 - Reply

    water is very important for our body its should be take 2 and 1/2 litr a day.

  • david
    February 2, 2013 - Reply

    5 to 7 liter water drink of human once upon a day..!

  • Balal Islam
    February 4, 2013 - Reply

    Water is very important but is 2-3 liter is enough. If a hard working man drinks less water what kind of body function interruption could occur?? Can it cause death??? Our metabolism depends very largely on water. Thank you author for your useful article.

  • Arya Undaya
    February 5, 2013 - Reply

    I have become really aware of the importance of drinking water every day. It prevents me from getting kidney infections again and again. Indeed, everybody should drink 2-3 liters of water a day.

  • sakshi
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    i was really careless of drinking water but after read this article and to know that it will help my skin to look good i will drink 2 and 3 liters water a daily.

    • sarvesh
      May 9, 2013 - Reply

      hello sakshi, its great that now you will care about drinking water but i want to suggest you at least drink 5 liters of water in the summer as its running and weather is so hot so you need more and more water.

  • Madhoury (@Madhoury)
    February 7, 2013 - Reply

    Very necessary post with helpful information. Most of us have a wrong idea about drinking water. Some people say that A young people should drink 8 liter water a day. After reading the article they will be able to modify their thinking about drinking water. Thanks a lot.

  • Chetan
    February 7, 2013 - Reply

    I know water is very essential for our body.. its important for digestion.. for cooling our body etc. all this time i thought drinking 8 glasses of water a day is healthy.. but after reading this article i discovered that men and women needs to drink different amount of water.. for us men.. its not 8 cups of water but 13. now i know..

  • ambhrish
    February 14, 2013 - Reply

    water the most important thing on which our body is totally depended,if you are not eating food and you drink 4 to 5 liters of water you can manage the whole day.

  • dolly
    February 18, 2013 - Reply

    no limits in drinking water in a day,you can drink as much as water you can drink in s day,water cant harm you it always helps your body to maintain and your face and skin to glow.

  • rachana
    February 25, 2013 - Reply

    if you are drinking water in right amount so it makes your body fit and also gives glow to your face.

  • kishor
    March 3, 2013 - Reply

    water is the most important thing that needs by human body and it is very necessary to have water in right amount in a day.

  • samyarth
    March 7, 2013 - Reply

    i also want to inform the reader that their is no limit of drinking water in a day just drink water as much as you can drink,as much as water you drink it will help to put out the impurities of your body through urine and also give glow to your face and specially in summer just drink water as much you can.

  • pankhudi75
    March 17, 2013 - Reply

    hey thnx frnd for this useful article i must say very good article written by the writer,after read the benefits of drinking water in proper way i just set up alarm in my watch that reminds me to drink water after every 1 hour.

  • shilpamanocha
    March 19, 2013 - Reply

    very good idea pankhudi this is really very nice for those who always forget in their work that drinking water is also very necessary and i just love your idea i am gonna follow this thnx dear.

  • adnankhan17
    March 22, 2013 - Reply

    drink 4 to 5 litres water in a day,if you drinking 5 liters water in a day than you feel effects on your face and body.yeah pankhudi you are going very right dear.

  • rajatgujrati
    March 25, 2013 - Reply

    summers about to start and in the summer through sweats human body losses lots of water from their body and in the summers it is very necessary for them to drink lot of water,

  • niharikamatre
    March 25, 2013 - Reply

    hey pankhudi brilliant idea dear,i an happy and now i aill also follow this way to make me remember drinking water at avary hour.

  • kakkar
    March 30, 2013 - Reply

    absolutely right, once i had severe ache on my stomach and went to doctor and he told me drink approx 5-7 liters water in a day as i am a marketing guy so am consuming most of the water of my body. so i would suggest that if anybody is doing heavy physically task in a day then drink at least 5 – 7 liters in a day

  • srishti
    April 11, 2013 - Reply

    Water is rightly called the elixir of life. We need to consume water in adequate quantities otherwise lof of health problems can crop up. One should atleast have 3 liters of water every day so as to stay fit and healthy.

  • Nisha
    June 7, 2013 - Reply

    Yeah, drinking 4-5 liters water daily can be good for heath. My doctor strictly advice me to drink lots and lots of water.

  • Deepika
    June 17, 2013 - Reply

    Drinking lots and lots of water is really helpful for your body. It helps you in numbers of ways like, keeping you fit and healthy, stay away from disease, keep acne away and give flawless skin. It is also advised by my doctor.

  • Shreya
    July 7, 2013 - Reply

    drinking lots of water is beneficial for heath as it removes all the waste from body and gives you flawless skin. It also keeps you away from diseases. My doctor recommended me to drink 6-7 liters of water daily.

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