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For good health and overall well-being you should drink 2 to 3 litres of purified water per day. Water is an essential part of our bodies and a lack thereof has negative impacts on your health.

To understand the answer to the question ‘how much water should I drink?’ take the following health conditions that you might experience daily into consideration.

Water is an important structural component of skin cartilage, tissues and organs. For us every part of the body is dependent on water. Our body comprises around 75% water. The brain has 85%, blood is 90%, muscles are 82% and they need good clean water every day.

The average adult loses around 2.5 litres of water daily through perspiration, breathing and elimination. A symptom of the body’s deterioration begins to appear when the body loses 5% of its total water volume. In a healthy adult this is seen as fatigue and general discomfort, whereas for an infant it can be dehydrating.

In an elderly person a 5% water loss causes the body chemistry to become abnormal, especially if the percentage of electrolytes is overbalanced with sodium. One can usually see symptoms of aging such as wrinkles, lethargy and even disorientation. Continuous water loss over time will speed up the aging process and increase the risk of diseases, so let’s have a look at how much water should I drink each day.

If your body is not sufficiently hydrated the cells will draw water from your bloodstream which will make working seem harder while getting tired faster. At the same time the kidneys cannot purify blood effectively. As soon as this happens some of the kidneys workload is passed onto the liver and other organs which may cause them to be severely stressed. Additionally you may also develop a number of minor health conditions like constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, nosebleeds, urinary tract infection, coughs, sneezing, sinus pressure and headaches.

The importance of refilling your body on a daily basis with clean healthy water is obvious.

So how much water should you be drinking every day? The minimum amount of water you need depends on your weight, an accurate way to determine the exact volume is to drink an ounce of water for every two pounds of weight.

As a rule of thumb 2 to 3 litres of clean healthy water will be sufficient.

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