How Much Water Should You Drink?
So, how much pure filtered or spring water should you drink per day? Six glasses? Eight? Well, here’s a good rule of thumb: You should be drinking enough water to turn your urine a light yellow color. If you are outside on a hot day or engaging in strenuous activity, it is advisable to increase your water intake as needed. It is also important to note that as you age, your thirst mechanism works less efficiently. Older adults need to pay more attention to the color of their urine to see if their water intake is adequate. I recommend you drink 1 liter of water per 50 lbs of body weight. So if you are 150 lbs, you need a minimum of 3 liters or 96 oz of water per day. Consume an extra liter or 32 oz of fluids for every hour of exercise.
When you should drink water?
Drink water between meals: that is a minimum of 30-60 minutes either side of a meal. I recommend only drinking enough water with your meals to take your supplement program. People don’t realize that drinking fluids with your meals dilutes your stomach acid and slows your ability to digest your food. Fermentation and putrefaction in your colon are the consequence. This is basically rotting food in your colon. That is trouble.
Coconut Water and Vegetable Juicing – Adding a Little Variety
Coconuts are an excellent source of fresh, pure water and electrolytes. Coconuts are also rich in lauric acid, which is known for its immune-boosting as well as its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, so it’s an ideal choice when you’re sick or exercising heavily. Most of you know by now that your blood type is not a fan of coconuts, and that is true. But when using the water, it is a great addition to your program.
Symptoms of Dehydration
The body can become dehydrated as we progress in age. At the same time, it disregards “dry mouth” as the only indicator of body thirst. The body gives other symptoms long before dry mouth is indicated. Other symptoms are:
- Dyspeptic Pain (heartburn, indigestion, stomach pains)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis pain (joint pains)
- Angina Pain (heart pains, deep sternal chest pains)
- Low Back Pain
- Intermittent Claudication Pain (leg pain when walking)
- Hangover Headaches
- Colitis Pain (lower digestive issues)