Kirbie393 here. Ever wondered why specialists recommend 8
glasses of water a day? Well, before my teacher explained and I did some
research, so did I.
First of all, 8 glasses is an average for adults, not kids.
Specialists and scientists say you should drink one 10-ounce glass of water for
every 30 pounds of body weight, and more if you're exercising heavily or eating
foods with excessive sugar. So, the average 150 pound person should drink 5
glasses a day. Why so much? There are several reasons. Did you know water
helps you lose weight and keep a balanced weight? It's because people don't
always realize the difference between feeling hungry and feeling thirsty.
Studies say that one glass of water stops mid-night hunger cravings for many
Water... the "instant stress reliever." Being constantly dehydrated (like over
70% of Americans are every day) makes your brain feel weighed down and
stressed. The second that water touches your tongue, it's bye-bye stress! And
don't forget to drink some water before that big exam, as it helps to improve
Remember; you should always drink one extra glass of water after each
caffeinated beverage, like pop or coffee, to help dehydrate yourself. Your body
can't just take the stuff it doesn't need out of the pop and take the water, so
all pop does is weaken your bones. Oh, and for those of you old enough, drink
two glasses of water after each alcoholic drink to prevent a hangover.
That's what a hangover is -- not having enough water in your body, because
alcohol literally dries you up!
I know this info may seem like a lot to pay attention to over something as
simple as water, but believe me, I know from experience how hydrating with good
ol' water helps. And once you go to 5 a day, you don't go back.
Kirbie393, over and out.