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How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day?

Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by Rakesh Sethi 1 Comment

How much water should I drink a day? Most of us take water for granted. Perhaps this is the reason we do not pay attention to its consumption. Many of you are extremely vigilant of what kind of fat and how much of it you are consuming, what kind of carbohydrates and how much you are taking, and some of you are also measuring how much sodium you are taking in per day. This is excellent and you should.

But remember this that your body is 70% water. A good way to remember is just like earth is 2/3 water and 1/3 land. You can not ignore this. Your body continuously loses water and it needs to be replenished with clean fresh water. Not drinking enough water per day is the root cause of many diseases.

If you have been following my writings on prevention, you know I often mention the main root cause of a disease lies in our minds. If you do not regularly “flush” toxic thoughts, stress, and stagnant weight on your mind, your mind will become a cesspool for giving birth to diseases. And ultimately the diseases manifest in your physical body. The same principle applies to water. If you do not flush your body with enough clean fresh water every day, dehydration and toxic levels increase. This compromises the function of many organs in nutrition absorption and discarding waste, and subsequently giving birth to some disease.

So how much water should I drink a day? A good rule of thumb is in this simple formula:

Divide your body weight in pounds by 2 and take the number you get for drinking that many ounces in a day. For example, if you are 150 pounds & dividing it by 2 gives you 75. You should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water in a day.

While it is important to know how much water you should drink in day, equally important is to know the right time for drinking that water. Plus, almost never drink ice water. Drinking water at the right times throughout the day maximizes its effectiveness on your body. So based on your weight select the amount from:
• 10-16 oz. of lukewarm water after waking up; it helps refresh and activate internal organs
• 8 -10 oz. of warm water 30 minutes before a meal; it facilitates digestion
• 10-16 oz. of room temperature water 45-60 min. after each meal; it helps the flow in GI tract
• 8-10 oz. of water before going to bed; it reduces risk of stroke or heart attack
So how much water should I drink a day is just as or perhaps even more important than watching how much fat, carbohydrates, or other things you take in a day.

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  1. Laura Susana says:

    Thanks my friend.
    We will be present whiz this.

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