Here's how much water three local experts drink individually in a day:
Rahaf Al Bochi, RD, LD, CDE is the owner of Olive Tree Nutrition LLC. She provides nutrition counseling on diabetes, weight management and family nutrition. Her personal nutrition strategy involves drinking six to eight glasses of water. "But that's in addition to other fluids I consume such as tea and soup," she said.
Al Bochi says she also eats a number of foods that contribute to keeping her hydrated, including cucumbers, tomatoes and watermelon. "And I try to drink water before I get to the stage of being thirsty because by that time my body will already be dehydrated," she said.
According to Al Bochi, water requirements vary from individual to individual and depend on your age, gender and activity level. "The best way to know if you're drinking enough water is to check for the color of your urine. Light color urine indicates that you are hydrated adequately."