Drink to Your Heart’s Content

New published information about how much water to drink during a normal day. We have always been told to drink a simple eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily to be healthy.

Here is what the newest research says from the Institute of


Recommend that men drink 13-cups per day and women drink 9-cups. This answer does not come easily. Based on the research, experts reveal that your body weight is made up of 60 percent water. Every system in your body needs water to function. So, your recommended intake is based on factors including sex, age, activity level, and if pregnant or not. Total body fluids are calculated high, around 131 ounces for men and 95 ounces for women. But, I am quick to say, that this amount includes everything you eat or drink.

The Summary:

Women - 19 years of age and older, 9-cups or 72 ounces

Men - 19 years of age and older, 13-cups or 104 ounces

Pregnant women - 10-cups, or 80 ounces

Breastfeeding women - 13-cups, or 104 ounces

Other considerations may be to include more to drink if you

live in a hot climate,exercise often, or are ill, as with a fever and abdominal distress.

All in all, it sounds like a lot to drink. But, the research indicates that you may be seriously dehydrated most of the time. This can add to increased problems with your blood pressure, heart regulation, or the creation of diabetes. So, go ahead and have a big glass of water.