The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for a average size men. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for average size women. The correct amount of water depends on your size.
Signs of dehydration also includes:
- Tiredness (fatigue).
- Dizziness, weakness, light-headedness.
- Dry mouth and/or a dry cough.
- High heart rate but low blood pressure.
- Loss of appetite but maybe craving sugar.
- Flushed (red) skin. Swollen feet. Muscle cramps.
- Heat intolerance, or chills.
- Consistent crave snacks and sugar.
Water is said to be the staff of life, and that’s because it’s an essential part of your diet. When you drink enough water every day, your body is gets the hydration it needs. Not only are your kidneys going to perform better and your skin will glow, but your heart will also be able to do what it needs to do in a much more efficient manner
What happens to your body when you start drinking more water?
- You’ll feel less hungry and may even lose weight.
- You’ll probably experience more comfortable digestion (less heartburn).
- Bowel movements might be easier and more regular.
- Your teeth and gums will be healthier and more resilient.