Why does the human body need water?

Why does the human body need water??

According to Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine. Ph.D and Chemistry expert, The average adult body is 50%- 65% water, So Why does the human body need water and how much do we need?

We need to hydrate our bodies with water so our bodies can perform many functions.

Some of those functions include

  • Metabolizing proteins & carbohydrates
  • Carry nutrients to your cells
  • Building new cells in the body
  • Flush waste and toxins from the body via urine


So how much water should you drink?


There is not a simple equation for figuring out how much water you should drink each day.

Water intake depends on different situations, such as your age, how physically active are you? and what climate do you live in?


As a general rule, The Institute of Medicine says an adequate intake for men is roughly 13 cups a day, While women are suggested to drink 9 cups of water a day.


If you would like to factor in exercise, environment and health conditions. I encourage you to read this article for more information on water intake.


How much water should children drink?


Children have the same factors to consider, Age, Climate, Physically active, and any health conditions. I did find a good chart from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies that can be used as a reference guide for children.


Kids Total Daily Beverage and Drinking Water Requirements

Age Range    Gender     Total Water (Cups/Day)
4 to 8 years         Girls and Boys     5
9 to 13 years     Girls 7
Boys 8
14 to 18 years Girls     8
Boys 11



Easy ways to improve your intake of water is to always carry a water bottle with you with your name on it, Thanks for taking the time to read our blog and we would love to hear your feedback and questions.

In Health,





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