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Water Wars

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Water is the main source of our bodies. It makes up over 60 percent of our bodies and is vital to our daily lives. This is not in dispute. What is in dispute is how much water should people should be drinking on a daily basis.

According to a recent article from the Mayo Clinic, “The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men
  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women” (www.mayoclinic.org, Sept. 6, 2017)

Now notice this is not water… they mention just fluid intake. The article later on does mention that the old adage of drinking 8 glasses of 8 ounces daily is not a bad idea but that some people probably don’t need it while others may be falling way short. It all depends on where…

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