Yes, the European Food Safety Authority’s scientific experts recommend an intake of 2.5 litres of water for men and 2.0 litres of water for women per day, via food and drink consumption..Of this, they suggest that 70-80% of the daily water intake should come from drinks, and the remaining 20-30% should come from food
.The British Nutrition Foundation gives guidelines for the types of fluid to drink, and water is the only fluid which they recommend drinking “plenty” of as it contains no sugar, calories or additives. In spite of this, research shows we still don’t drink enough of it
The hydration differences between men and women are significant. Because of the different makeup of their bodies, the average water consumption per day to keep men and women hydrated is also different. Men tend to have higher levels of fat and need more water because of this. The Food Safety Authority recommends 2.5 litres drinking water per day for men whereas women only need 2 litres. Of this, they suggest that 70-80% of the daily water intake should come from drinks, and the remaining 20-30% should come from food.