Is 6 Bottles of Water a Day Too Much?

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Drinking enough water daily is vital for your health. It can prevent dehydration, boost your energy, improve your brain function and cushion your joints, among other benefits.

But is drinking 6 bottles of water a day a little too much? Not exactly.

According to the U.S National Academies of Sciences, women should drink about 2.7 liters (approx. 5 to 6 bottles of water) daily.

Men should drink 3.7 liters per day, an equivalent of 7 to 8 water bottles.

Therefore, it is true to argue that drinking 6 bottles of water daily isn’t overhydrating. In fact, you might require more if you exercise a lot.

What Happens if You Drink 6 Bottles of Water Daily

What Happens if You Drink 6 Bottles of Water Daily?

Drinking 6 bottles of water every day will help you stay hydrated. And when hydrated, your brain will function more effectively.

Drinking 6 bottles of water can also help to:

  • Manage your body weight and reduce calorie intake.
  • Maintain normal body temperature
  • Protect your spinal cord
  • Prevent constipation
  • Maintain healthy blood flow

Can Drinking 6 Bottles of Water Daily Help You Lose Belly Fat?

There are no shortcuts to weight loss. And although drinking 6 bottles of water can help you with your overall weight loss, it can’t target belly fat in particular.

In addition to drinking more water daily, you need to cut your calorie intake and add a regular workout routine to lose belly fat.

How many bottles of water should I drink daily?

Different people have different water needs. The amount of water you require to stay hydrated is different from others.

For instance, 4 bottles of water a day could be enough for you but barely enough for another person.

But if you were to go by health professionals’ recommendation of 8 eight-ounce glasses of water daily, about 4 water bottles would be sufficient.

The National Academies of Sciences is, however, of a different opinion. They recommend men to drink 7 to 8 bottles of water daily and women 5 to 6.

Is it safe for a child to drink 6 bottles of water daily?

6 bottles of water a day could be too much for a child, but this depends on age and activity level.

Kids of 4 to 8 years should drink 2 to 3 bottles of water daily. 9 to 13-year-olds should drink up to 4 bottles, while 5 bottles would suffice for 14 to 18-year-olds.

Can I chug 6 bottles of water?

You should not chug 6 bottles of water all at once. Note that your kidneys can only remove 27 -34 ounces of water per hour.

Therefore, chugging 6 bottles of water is dangerous as it can cause water intoxication or hyponatremia.

If left untreated, water intoxication can lead to nausea, confusion, fatigue, seizures, coma, and in worse cases, death.

Is it okay to drink six 16.9 oz bottles of water every day?

Is 6 Bottles of Water a Day Too Much

Six 16.9 oz bottles of water equal 101.4 ounces.

Drinking 101.4 ounces of water daily is not too much, especially if you exercise a lot. It’s also okay for a person living in an arid area or suffering from a fever.

So, yes, it is okay to drink six 16.9 oz bottles of water daily.

How do I know that 6 bottles of water a day is enough for me?

Looking at your pee is the easiest way to tell whether you are hydrated. If your urine is pale yellow, the amount of water is sufficient.

Therefore, if you drink 6 bottles of water daily and notice that your urine is a pale yellow, that indicates that the amount is enough for you.

References

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2004/02/report-sets-dietary-intake-levels-for-water-salt-and-potassium-to-maintain-health-and-reduce-chronic-disease-risk

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-proven-ways-to-lose-belly-fat

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/symptoms-causes/syc-20373711

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