FACT: About 60% of our bodies are made up of water.
Our cells are the building blocks of every part of our bodies, and water is the most vital part of their function and replication. Without water to keep everything flowing in and out of our cells, the body’s natural processes would come to a screeching halt. Simply put: well-hydrated cells equals well-running systems!
MYTH: We need to drink eight, eight-ounce glasses of water each day to be in optimal health.
we should actually be drinking somewhere between 75-150 ounces per day, rather than 64 ounces as in the 8-glasses-per-day rule. The amount we require each day varies depending on gender, weight, daily activity level, and where we live.
FACT: You can drink too much water.
Yes, it is possible. If the kidneys are overloaded with too much water, they can’t process it quickly enough for the body to maintain balance. Sodium levels in the blood drop, causing hyponatremia and possibly death. This is very uncommon, and you would have to consume very high amounts of water all at once for this to be a risk (we are talking gallons, folks). Unless you’re an endurance athlete, you’re pretty safe with boosting your daily intake.