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How Much Water Is Safe To Drink Everyday
Yes: Coconut water is a good source of potassium and other electrolytes and gives better hydration than water alone. Raw coconut water also has enzymes that may have (unproven) benefits. I was interviewed for a good article that explores this topic: http://www.Santacruz.Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maximum is unknown: Moderate coffee drinking is safe, but the maximum safe amount is unknown. Moderate is a vague word, but probably means 3-4 cups a day (24-32 ounces). Heavy drinking is likely 6 cups or more a day, and caffeine can cause unwanted symptoms such as increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, and sometimes irregular heart beats. Caffeine in larger doses is a mildly addictive stimulant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12 ounces/day: This is a ballpark number. 12 ounces is about one normal mug. Caffeine is a stimulant. In large amounts, it can increase the risks of miscarriage. Remember, the issue is caffeine, so if you have one cup of coffee daily, then you should avoid other caffeine sources such as soda or tea. ...Read more
Salt: Enough water intake to drop your serum sodium acutely to 120 or less should do the trick. By the way, this kind of "intoxication" isn't fun. It could be deadly. ...Read more
Aim for 5: There are some medical conditions that would change this answer (examples: heart failure, kidney failure), but in general aim for about 5 glasses of water a day. And of course that should be a part of an otherwise healthy diet with plenty of veggie's as well as regular exercise. Glad you're thinking about this! ...Read more
How long does it take to get hydrated once you drink enough water? And how much water should one drink if dehydrated?
A few minutes: Water alone is not the best way to hydrate when dehydrated. A sports drink is actually better as the sugar and electrolytes in it promote hydration at the cellular level. If one is participating in sports such as running or cycling, its best to consume a high quality sports drink such can be found at hammer nutrition, but gatorade works fine. In terms of how much to drink, your body can usually regulate water intake very well. A general guideline is to consume about 500ml of a sports drink for 1 hour of cycling for example. ...Read more
Depends: For maintences half oz per pound is generally recommended. So a 150 lb person should drink 75 oz. ...Read more
At least 64 oz/day: The standard is 64 ounces of fluids daily as a baseline. This doesn't included if you are exercising excessively or sweating during the warm months. During those times liquid intake should be increased 16 ounces. ...Read more
That's too much: 240 ounces is 15 of the 16oz water bottles a day. That's too much water for a person living a normal everyday life. ...Read more
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