80 ounces of water per day are recommended for most adults. If you’d like to know the specific amount fo you, calculate half your body weight and drink this number of ounces per day. Water helps optimize blood flow to the brain, making hydration key to the transport of oxygen and nutrients that provide fuel, improve cell-to-cell communication and assist in the production of mood-boosting neruotransmitters, says Daniet G. Amen, MD. Without enough water, depression can set in.
Water does have a wonderful taste, and drinking enough water actually keeps us in good spirits.