How Much Water Do You Really Need?

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H2O is probably one of the best liquids you can replenish your body with. Eight 8-ounce glasses is the daily recommendation, but do some people require more or less?

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“Water is an essential nutrient for life. Despite numerous studies, there hasn’t been a consensus of the exact amount of water a person should consume,” says Angela Ginn, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Baltimore, Maryland.