While it's true any cool drink will quench your thirst, only plain water hydrates the body without giving it an additional job to do.
This is because the body reads soda's, teas, etc. as it does food, and processess it accordingly. Because the body is mostly comprised of water, no additional processing is necessary. So when you take a drink of purified water, the body gets a break, it can simply replenish itself.
The Benefits of Hydration:
Drink half of your body weight in fluid ounces every day:
Your body wiat in LB ÷ 2 = OZ of water to drink daily
Example: 200 lbs.÷ 2 = 100 fl. oz. There are ~34 oz in a litter. So if you wiegh 200 lb then you need to drink almost 3 litter sized bottles.
Count how many times you refillable your bottle through out the day to help keep track of your intake. Include good quality sea salt in your diet to help speed drive the hydration process.
Things to think about:
- Daily activity level
- Outside temperature, is it dry?
- Thin bodies dehydrate more quickly—so drink more & more often.
-Under physical or emotional stress, the body requires water to heal and also has a calming effect.