Remember the rule of 8 glasses of water a day? Be sure that it's a myth. And we'll explain you why.
The media insist that people should drink about 2,5 liters a day, even when they don’t want to. Professor of Pediatrics and an author, Aaron E. Carroll, believes that there is no scientific evidence to follow this advice.
Nevertheless, the advice works, playing on our fear: if the body does not get enough water, there can be serious health problems.
Recommendations about 2.5 liters of water are right, it’s just as much as we need, but… You should always remember that most of the water is contained in food, vegetables, fruits, tea and coffee.
If you rarely want to drink and think that there is something wrong with you, do not worry: the body will signal you long before dehydration. Besides,excess of water is as harmful as its lack, especially for your kidneys.
If you feel that you want to drink then drink. However, forget about these 8 glasses of water a day.
I never drank water until I started having heart attacks from dehydration. Now I drink 4-16 oz water bottles EVERYDAY. I gave up coffee and tea also. I start at 9:30am and finish at 9:30pm and sleep all night through. Miss coffee. Don't miss the heart attacks. Thery're rough and don't get any easier even after 5 attacks.
I used to go by the 8 glasses rule. But a lot of times I just cud not get that much water down. So I now go by when I'm thirsty, but since I now get easily dehydrated, I also check my pee: dark is bad. (means you really need water.) Pale, or clear, is good (means you have adaquate intake of water).
Chris Braun Do this google search
how many glasses of water should we drink a day?
The 1st hit you'll get is this one.
There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day. The health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule and is very easy to remember.
Subsequent hits also recommend 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water.
So my conclusion was drawn on 67 years of getting the same information.
As you can see your comment "nowhere does it say 8 - 8 ounce glasses. is blatantly incorrect.
If you meant, no where in the question does it say that, it also doesn't say otherwise!
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