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This is from: 50 Myths About The Human Body...by Joe Burgett

Thursday, September 12, 2019

I read the whole list, I thought this one was interesting.

Myth 38.
You Need To Drink At Least 8 Glasses Of Water A Day
One of the biggest myths about the human body for more than a decade started simply over greed. Drinking water is very good for you, so long as it’s not filled with a lot of germs and bacteria that we cannot handle. However, the concept that you need to drink the equivalent of 8 glasses of water a day is absolute garbage.

Hydration is certainly important, especially when involved in strenuous activities or if you’re outside under the hot sun a lot. Yet you still do not “need” 8 glasses of water in a day. Sometimes, you run the risk of over hydrating. This is actually quite deadly to humans. There is no scientific proof that you need that much water in a day. Experts just say to drink when you’re thirsty, which should be pretty obvious. However, the myth of hydration needs has led to people needing to hear logic more often.





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  • SPEDED2
    "“The rule of thumb is, if you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated." This statement comes from Baylor College of Medicine. The link is below if you want to read the entire article. Water is my drink of choice and have no problem hitting the 8 glasses a day. emoticon

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    411 days ago
  • KOALA_BEAR
    That might be valid except water flushes toxins out of our body so as we go thru weight loss, we need to dilute & wash out the garbage that was stored in our fat cells. I like H2O so gonna keep drinking it but not stress if I have less sometimes.🐨
    412 days ago
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