You Really Don’t Need to Drink Eight Glasses of Water Each Day


By Dr. Mercola The common mantra that you need to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to stay healthy and hydrated may be one of the biggest health myths out there. While drinking pure water as your primary beverage is undoubtedly one of the most important cornerstones of health, there’s a misconception that you need to be chugging down water all day to stay well. In fact, a report from The National Academy of Sciences concluded that most Americans are not walking around dehydrated on a regular basis. They noted, “The vast majority of healthy people adequately meet their daily hydration needs by letting thirst be their guide.”1 The report added that while 80 percent of Americans’ total water intake comes from water and other beverages (including caffeinated beverages like coffee, which do “count” in your total fluid intake, contrary to popular belief), 20 percent comes from the food you eat. Is There Scientific Basis for 8×8? The recommendation to drink eight 8-ounc
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/27/drink-8-glasses-of-water-myth.aspx

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