How much water should we drink?

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In a moderate climate, an inactive adult can lose as much as 2.5 litres of water every day just through breathing, sweating and defecation. Increased physical activity, such as rigorous exercise, and hot and humid weather means that even more water will leave the body.

It is important to compensate the body's loss of fluids to assure adequate hydration. This can be achieved through drinking adequate amounts of water, as well consuming water contained in different foods and beverages. 

Water requirement varies between individuals; this is further determined by weight, health and according to climate and levels of physical activity.  

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends a daily water intake of 1. 6 litres for women or 2.0 litres for men, who reside in a moderate climate and partake in normal physical activity.

The importance of drinking adequate amounts of water is also acknowledged by national EU governments, public health institutes and agencies. If you are interested in learning more about national health guidelines regarding the recommended water intake, please click here.

by PEAK Sourcing