It is common to find people suggesting to drink one to two liters of water in a day but that amount might not be good for you. In fact in a report by Insider says that even experts don’t know how the advice of eight glasses of water per day came from. So here’s how to check how much water your body requires.
Daily Water Requirement
A healthy person can depend on their thirst to drinking water according to the Insider. Further conditions like exercise, climate, health conditions, pregnancy, and breastfeeding also matter while consuming water according to the Mayo Clinic.
Sharon Palmer, a registered dietician told Insider, “Humans, like all animals, have a natural set of physiological controls that trigger the body to feel thirst when it needs to maintain fluid intake.” He further added that thirst cannot be the only factor and the second one that you can keep a check on is your urine.
“Your urine tells you a lot. If you are going to the restroom and your urine is very dark, or an apple juice color, that’s a sign that you need more water,” said the dietitian Andy Bellatti to the publication. If the urine is of a pale yellow colour then you don’t need to be worried as you are well hydrated.