We see many food and fitness trends surface and dip, that we can often forget about our most important and vital lifeline – water. With so much information available, our understanding of our basic needs can become misunderstood. We need water to live, but how much do we need and what are the benefits?
We ask nutritional therapist, Amanda Morris, to shed some light on the importance of staying hydrated.
What do you advise in terms of how much water we should drink each day?
“In terms of water consumption, I advise around two litres a day. But the most important advice is to listen to your body by monitoring the colour of your urine. Dark urine indicates your kidneys conserving water for a dehydrated body, so keep a check on your wee! You are aiming for a pale yellow colour.
On the other hand, you can’t always trust your thirst reflex. One study showed than in elderly men, the sensation...