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Your body uses the water in beverages and foods to stay hydrated.
Did you know that there is no set amount of water adults should be drinking a day? Intake should vary based on activity level, weather and even the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat.1 Many fruits and vegetables contain high percentages of water so they can factor into your daily water intake.
One study even found that consuming inadequate amounts of water can contribute to poorer cognitive performance.2
1. Get the Facts: Drinking Water and Intake. 2021. CDC Nutrition.
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2. Adan A. Cognitive performance and dehydration. J Am Coll Nutr. 2012 Apr;31(2):71-8. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2012.10720011. PMID: 22855911.
Your body is made up of about 60% water. Your body depends on water to help:
You need more water:
Dehydration can lead to:
It’s important to drink enough water or other liquids to stay hydrated.
Being hydrated helps you to be able to keep your energy up during physical activity.
Water needs vary according to body weight, gender, age, room/air temperature, activity level, and other factors. Generally, adults lose about 2-3 quarts of body fluids per day, and need to replace this amount.