Did you know that your body is made up of between 60-75% water? It’s no surprise that how much you drink can affect your health. Too much water could result in mineral imbalances, while too little could cause dehydration, headaches or fatigue.
Sweet cravings are often a sign of dehydration. America’s number one source of added sugar? Soft drinks.
So, how much should you drink? Bio-individuality applies not only to food but also to the amount of water our bodies need to function properly. On average, men should ingest about 3 liters (13 cups) and women about 2.2 liters (9 cups) of water each day. In order to satisfy individual needs, various lifestyle factors need to be taken into consideration. For example, the water content in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables may increase hydration in the body.
Your challenge: Before you go for the sugar, have a glass of water and wait a few minutes to see what happens. Aim to drink at least 2.5 liters of water a day.