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Are we drinking too much water?

Filed Under: Water Purification and Storage at 12:24 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Water is essential for the maintenance of our bodies

A recent study published by the University of Pennsylvania raises questions about the daily amount of water needed by average healthy individuals. Are we questioning the good old saying: Drinking eight glasses of water a day is healthy.We all know the importance of water for our bodies. Water prevents dehydration, promotes healthy skin and improves kidney function, just to mention a few. In addition, headaches are often attributed to water deprivation. However, the standard eight glasses of water a day is now proved to be only necessary by athletes and individuals living in hot, dry climates, according to the study by Dr. Dan Negoianu and Dr. Stanley Goldfarb of the University of Pennsylvania, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.A few things need to be considered when planning your daily amount of water intake.First, your diet. Do you eat enough fruits and vegetables, which may provide you up to 25% of your water needs? Apples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes? Second, are you exercising on a regular basis? Does your workout “make you sweat”? Are you doing any cardiovascular activity? Do you feel thirsty? Finally, do you have drink enough liquids on a regular basis? Milk, juice, shakes?Drinking eight glasses of water will never hurt you but you might be forcing yourself into an unnecessary routine or be drinking more water than you actually need.Planning a healthy balanced diet and an exercise program should help you decide whether you really need more, less or just eight glasses of water a day.�

 1 Comment, latest by Carole Gardner


 

One Response to “Are we drinking too much water?”

  1. Carole Gardner says:

    Hi,
    It is an established fact that we should drink three times the quantity of water to the quantity of food we eat. On an average an adult takes 2 kgs of solid food. So he should drink nearly 5 to 6 litres of water. It’s not enough if you know how much to drink you should also know how and when to drink. You should not drink while eating in fact it is harmful. Water dilutes the digestive juices, food remains long in the stomach and intestines and digestion becomes slow. For instance, when you grind dal for idli you add water only later. The same way you should drink water only after the food is digested completely…

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