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.
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.