The best advice concerning water is, “listen to your body, and drink according to thirst.”
When too much of water is taken, one tends to be attracted to animal products to balance the body. Too little water results in constipation, tension, overeating, dryness, fevers, inflammations, and feeling too warm. People who have a rich meat diet tend to have too little water in their bodies.
Less water is needed by people who eat fruits, vegetables, and sprouted foods. Vegetarians get most of their water from food. Vegetables and fruit are made up of 90 percent water, while most other vegetarian foods, such as grains and legumes, are more than 80 percent water when cooked. Soups, broths, and teas are nearly all water.
For people who eat a lot of meat, it is recommended to drink six to eight glasses of water daily. Excess meat can overload the body with uric acid and other wastes, and water helps clean them out.by