iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
How much water do you drink a day? We all know the 64 oz. recommendation, but how many of us actually achieve that intake?
A new study suggests that those who don’t drink enough water may have a higher body mass index, or BMI. Data suggests that when we are hungry, we may actually be dehydrated or just thirsty.
The best way to measure hyrdration is to take a look at the color of your urine. A light, clear yellow color is indicative of adequate hydration, versus dark yellow, which could indicate dehydration.
Water is definitely best when it comes to staying hydrated, but alternate sources include fruits or vegetables such a celery, cucumbers, water, carrots, or even oranges. And don’t forget, don’t drink your calories if you can avoid it.
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