How much water is the right amount for each of us? I have read that we should drink 1/2 our weight in ounces of water daily. Example: A person weighs 100 pounds. That person should take in 50 ounces of water a day. A cup has 8 ounces in it, so that person would have to drink 6+ cups a day. That is not that much over the course of a day, right? It's only 1 & 1/2 quarts.
I have also heard that if you get this water in other ways, such as fresh juice that has mostly water, it counts. But things like coffee, tea that has caffeine, do not count, because caffeine takes out moisture as a diarrhetic - kind of defeating the purpose of drinking this type of "water".
Regardless of the official amount of water for each person. I believe we should drink water about 2 ounces every 15 minutes to 1/2 hour. If we consume the water in small amounts, at shorter intervals, it will absorb into our system. If we take in larger amounts at once, it does not have time to be absorbed and it takes with it in the quick cleanse, certain minerals that we should be retaining.
What are some of the benefits of drinking water? To begin with, water functions as a vehicle to eliminate waste. But the best part is you will just plain feel better because your organs will function better, muscles will work better. Drinking enough water is also said to give you sharper eyesight and reduce headaches.
Last but not least, did you know that a lot of the time when you think you are hungry you are really thristy? So next time you think you have a food craving, take a sip of water first....you might save a few calories and feel better in the bargain!