How much water is really needed for a healthy diet?

United States
May 5, 2008 2:48pm CST
I recently read that the average person doesn't need 8 glasses of water a day. Thats just for active people. So ho much do we really need.
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@devil77 (144)
• Canada
5 May 08
I was with weight watchers and they say to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.It's good for you.It helps eliminate toxines.
@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
5 May 08
8 glasses of water a day is not only for active people but for all. Active people drink more than 8 glasses a day because they need it to replace lost fluids. For the average person, we still need to drink a lot of water to clean ourselves on the inside. If you are a bit sick like having colds, and you drink plenty of water, in a day or two, your colds will subside. If you don't drink plenty, your colds will last up to 2 weeks. Water is essential!
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
5 May 08
I would have to say when I was losing weight I was drinking no more than six 8oz glasses of water a day and I would buy a pack of bottled water that contained 500ml. I would use that bottle throughout the day. One 500ml bottle of water would be two cups of water. I would drink one of those bottles with my breakfast, one with lunch and one with supper. They say that drinking cold water is bad for a person so I would have a cup of tea after supper and that's another serving of water as well. It's also not good to over do it with water as it can mess up your kidneys.