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How much water should we drink to be hydrated? (Round II)

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A little over two years ago I wrote a post about how much water we should be drinking. You can find it here.

Image shows a household tap with drops of water falling. Photo by Jos Speetjens on Unsplash

Recently NPR posted a myth-busting article about water myths and human bodies. The five myths they tackle include:

  • Myth #1: You need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
  • Myth #2: Caffeine makes you dehydrated.
  • Myth #3: We need sports drinks to replace salt and other electrolytes.
  • Myth #4: Drinking water can help you lose weight.
  • Myth #5: Dark-colored pee means you’re dehydrated.

I knew about the first one and the third, and had held suspicions about the second. The rest however surprised me. In fact, I thought I had heard all the tropes about weight loss but drinking water to lose weight was one I had not heard of.

The article does a nice job explaining some of the latest research findings and evidence to debunk the myths, always a useful approach given the misinformation we can encounter in health, fitness, wellness, and nutrition.

MarhaFitat55 is always interested in reliable health information we can use.

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