How Much Water to Drink A Day?

They brought back the Fanta girls!

“Wanta Fanta? Don’t you wanta? Wanta Fanta?

Remember those colorful Fanta soda commercials? You know the ones I am talking about….they had four girls who corresponded to each flavor of the soda: strawberry, orange, grape, and pineapple…back then they only had these four flavors, now they have many more! They even recently reinvented this ad campaign with new Fanta girls…I remember seeing commercials like this when I was a kid and when I was thirsty, I usually reached for the soda pop. I drank way too much soda growing up! I hated drinking water as I thought it was boring and tasteless. Little did I know that water was a magical, healing elixir! In this post, I will advise you on how much water to drink a day for optimal health and beauty.

How Much Water to Drink A Day : Water, Water, Everywhere…

We always hear so much about how important it is to drink water…maybe there’s a reason for that. It’s the most important beverage we can ever drink, yet so many of us walk around dehydrated. Why do we take water for granted? Water is always there, it’s cheap, and many people don’t like the taste. When we’re thirsty, we reach for juice, gatorade, or soda just like I used to so many year ago. But do you realize when you do this, you are literally drying yourself out (and your skin too!?)

Benefits of Drinking Water: Healthy Skin From the Inside Out

water to drink a day

Sip for your health...sip for your skin!

There are many benefits to drinking water. Not only will you feel better internally, but your skin will glow on the outside. Water improves all bodily functions by flushing toxins out of our system. If toxins have no way of getting out, they collect in the body. Bad news! Water is like the messengers of the body, carrying nutrients to cells, circulating blood and fluids. By drinking enough water each day (keep reading, I will let you know how much water you should be drinking later) you are keeping your skin hydrated, preventing wrinkles, and maintaining the elasticity and suppleness of your skin. Water moisturizes skin from the inside out! And by the way, it also helps you lose weight! (Make sure to check out the video below.)

Note: It also matters what type of water you’re drinking. If you drink it straight from the tap, you’re probably also ingesting harmful chemicals added to the water, such as chlorine, fluoride, and other toxins. I recommend using a water filter to filter out these contaminents. I personally use two separate filters and my water tastes spectacular. Berkey water filters are also very good. Check them out by clicking the link below.

Berkey Filters

 

How Much Water to Drink a Day? – Don’t Get “Water Logged”

It’s sometimes confusing as to how much “agua” to drink each day. You can do this simple calculation to figure it out: Take your body weight, divide by two. That number equals the minimum ounces of water you should be gulping a day. And that is a minimum! Here’s another way to figure out if you’ve had enough water (and this might gross you out a bit, but anway): when you use the bathroom, your urine shoule be a very light or clear color. That means you’re hydrated! I’ve heard people who drink at least a gallon of the stuff a day. Of course, don’t go overboard with this. There is such a thing as too much water (water toxicity.) When you start thinking, “Dang, how am I going to drink that much??” Don’t worry….you can accomplish this by eating plenty of water-rich, juicy fruits too. Watermelon, anyone?

I hope I’ve cleared up some misconceptions you’ve had about water and hope I’ve inspired you to drink, drink, drink. I, too, have the problem of not drinking enough and am striving to increase my water intake so my body can be more healthy and my skin can look even more fabulous! Here’s a tip: As soon as you wake up, pour a glass of water (I always squirt a little organic lemon in it for flavor) and drink up! We wake up dehydrated so it’s a great way to begin the day. When you start drinking early in the day, it can help you feel more awake instantly and makes it a lot easier to make a habit throughout the day.

Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://www.watchyourtrainerblog.com Darren

    Yes water is vital nutrient. Too many people drink sodas and other sugary drinks without knowing these drinks can age them prematurely and cause them to gain weight. Water is the best think you can do for yourself and your health.
    Darren´s last blog post ..Rich in Wealth or Rich in Health

  • http://www.crunchybetty.com Leslie @ crunchybetty.com

    Whew! Amen to that! It’s such a habit, y’know? Ten years ago, I would drink six cans of soda in a day, because it became habitual. Now I drink close to two gallons of water a day (too much, you think?), because … it’s a habit.

    Don’t know what I’d do without my big ole jug of water by my side.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    Leslie,
    Soda was just something you drank without thought…tasted good and you never thought about the effects. Two gallons is a LOT to drink each day…do you carry a gallon jug around with you? If not that, what do you put your water in? This is an aspect I didn’t cover in my blog post, but I am curious to see what you use. I am shying away from plastic since plastic chemicals can leach into the water, spreading estrogen-imitating chemicals throughout your body! Now I use a stainless steel bottle, but it’s rather small….how do you fit in so much water each day?

    Blessings,
    Robin

  • http://www.fairandhandsome.ae/ Joel

    Yes, drink lots of water helps to cure many disease and keep our skin and body healthy.