Did you know your body is 60% water? Water is critical for digestion, blood circulation and much more. And it’s important that you drink enough.
While the amount you drink depends on many factors, the general rule is:
Kids: 4-11 cups per day.
Adults: 9-13 cups per day.
Eat your calories. Don't drink them.
Juice, tea, sports drinks and soft drinks are mostly water. But they’re loaded with calories and offer no benefits to you. If you do nothing else, try making water your beverage of choice and see the difference it makes.
Want more information on the benefits of drinking water? Visit this site. (http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/nutrition/)
References: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Dietary Reference: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. The National Academies Press, Washington, DC 20006.