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23 July, 2008

Water Verdict: Good for...ummm..drinking

So here we are 2008 and we still don't know what the heck water does to our body or how much we really should be drinking. 8 glasses is it? 2 liters? What about if I'm on a diet? What about if I am pregnant/trying to lose weight/was drunk last night/have been out in the sun/did a lot of exercise this morning/don't like water? Who knows. Turns out though that we've been doing it wrong. This article from the BBC recommends that people should drink "only when thirsty" and not to overdo what you are comfortable with. I'm pleased to hear it. It also says that the whole "science of detox is unsupported by evidence". Intriguing stuff. I hope no-one tells this to the multi-million dollar industry the bottled water market has now become.


Donutbuzz said...

Yeah, that "8 glasses" deal is complete bunk as far as I'm concerned. I've never been able to do it--even when I was dehydrated earlier this year.

Personally, I've always found it easier to imbide soda and alcohol. They taste much better. 8)

I meant imbibe said...

Imbide? 8)

All Click said...

Sound like you have already been imbiding too much alcohol :-p

Two bottles of water is usually about my max.