What is the Suggested daily water intake?

8 cups a day is commonly reported. However, this figure was recently exposed by a team at the Indiana University School of Medicine as having no scientific basis.


The average adult should drink around a gallon a day for optimal health.

Answer Everyone is different and needs vary, but a good way to determine what might be good for you is take your body weight and divide it by two, this is close to ounces needed in a day - unless specified by your doctor. Also take into consideration your activity/ lifestyle. If you are very active or drink alcohol your needs may increase. Please note it is always best to consult your physician before making significant fluid increases.