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Myths about Drinking Water

By Edited Aug 4, 2015 0 0

Drink 8 glasses of water a day, drinking lots of water helps clear out toxins, lots of water will give you healthier skin, drinking extra water will help you lose weight and it's easy to get dehydrated during a workout. These are just a few of the many myths about drinking water out there.

There's no obvious health benefit in drinking water all day long. So where did the myth of drinking 8 glasses of water everyday come from? No one really knows. Our kidneys (not water) filter toxins from our body.

Everyone's body is made up 60% of water; drinking more won't help get that young glow you search for in your skin. Although water is a good tool for dieters (helps keep the mouth busy) it does not actual shed pounds. Once a person has lost 2 percent of their body weight during a workout, they will become dehydrated. This means it is not necessary to bring a water bottle with you when you're going for a simple stroll in the park.

In fact, you shouldn't bring a plastic water bottle anywhere. Bottled water tends to exclude important minerals your body thrives on. Water out of the tap has all the essential vitamins and minerals that bottled water at the store labeled "purified" or "distilled" lacks. Nor does store bought water have the fluorides that help keep your teeth healthy.

Vitamin water is not better for you than regular water. In fact, most vitamin water has added sugar to help with the taste. Although vitamin water may have more vitamin C than regular water, it won't make its way into your bloodstream any faster than if you walk to the kitchen and fill up your favourite pink cup with a healthy amount of tap water.

Most re-usable water bottles these days are no longer safe. In a study by the University of Missouri in 2003, it was discovered that BPA (Bisphenol-A) can enter a water bottle if the bottle is left at room temperature or exposed to sunlight. Don't leave your water bottle on your desk.

Many of the myths out there about water won't help you become healthier. There's no proven health benefit of chugging or sipping 8 glasses of water every day. Bottled water won't help you anymore than tap water will. All you have to remember to stay healthy is, when you're thirsty, drink some water!

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