Tips for drinking water
The fluid intake rates available today are relative and also vary depending on how old, male or female the person is, how they feel, how physically active they are, whether they have any medical conditions, and where they live.

Guided by this, consider the following:

- Drinking spring water is recommended. If this is not available and one has to make do with tap water, it should be boiled, defended and purified by means of filters available today.

- Infants up to one year of age, which are breastfed and drink only mother's milk, should be given a small amount of water (20 to 30 ml) between feedings in the summertime.

- For children between 3 and 5 years old 300 to 400 ml of water per day is quite enough. But an adult should drink about 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day, but after reaching the age of 50 this rate may be slightly reduced in order to reduce the likelihood of edema.

- Men should drink more water than women because they consume about a liter more per day.

- It is better to drink water between meals.

- It is not recommended to wash down the food with water to prevent putrefaction processes in the stomach.

- It is always a good idea to have a glass of water on an empty stomach.

- At least 40 minutes should pass before the first meal and the consumption of water.

- If you drink water before going to bed, you will not be bothered by insomnia, and your nervous system will calm down.

- Alcohol and caffeine contribute to dehydration, so if you intend to drink a cup of coffee or wish to drink wine, drink a glass of water beforehand.

- Cold air also causes dehydration, so drink a glass of water before going out in the cold.

- People with diarrhea should drink more water than everyone else to prevent dehydration.

- According to many nutritionists, water dulls hunger. But drinking water in exorbitant amounts to avoid eating should not cause water intoxication.

- People prone to formation of kidney stones should, according to doctors, drink at least 2.5 liters of water per day. The same will help to prevent recurrences.

- A correctly calculate their daily norm of life-giving water consumption will help you as follows:

- If your body weight is about 56 kilograms, your water consumption rate will be 2 liters.

- If your weight is higher, for every 20 kilos you drink another glass of water, or more than two litres.

- Each person should drink 30 to 40 ml of water per 1 kg of body weight.

- For every thousand calories you eat, you should drink a liter of water.