How Much Water Should I Drink? Medical News Today Article

by | May 25, 2019 | Research, Water

Medical News Today: Water: Do we really need 8 glasses a day?

“There is no definitive answer for the amount of water one person or another should get in a day.” The article states that the best guidance is to follow your thirst. It includes some interesting “Fast Facts” and contains bullet points that are counter to most respected sources. For example, one bullet point is that eight 8-ounce glasses a day is not based on evidence. The last bullet in the list repeats the concept to “drink when thirsty.”  The article goes on to debunk the myths and then offers adequate intakes (AI). The information in the article is interesting and provides a counter-perspective, so you may want give it a read.

AI for men 19-30 years old 3.7 liters (about 130 ounces)
AI for women 19-30 years old  2.7 liters (about 95 ounces)

But wait, these are averages and may be skewed because some people have access to plenty of water and therefore drink more.

I don’t know that someone’s access to water should determine how much they should drink.