While most of us understand the importance of drinking enough good clean water, it is a fact that many still do not have adequate water intake to stay hydrated at a healthy level. Due to the fact that we eat mostly cooked food and this is void of hydration, there is a heightened importance on the water we drink. A general rule of thumb is to drink approximately one quart of water for every fifty pounds of body weight but unfortunately most are not drinking even half this quantity.
To fine tune your water consumption even further it is best to pay attention to the color of your urine. Try to maintain a very slight yellow color to be sure you are properly hydrated. If your urine is clear you may be over hydrated, yet if it is more than a slight yellow there is a good chance you are dehydrated.