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    Default Do You Really Need To Drink 8 Glasses Of Water A Day?

    Tamara Hew-Butler
    April 22 2021

    The warmer weather and longer days have inspired reminders to “stay hydrated” and drink eight glasses of water – or about two liters – a day.
    Not to burst anyone’s water bottle, but healthy people can actually die from drinking too much water. I am an exercise physiologist, and my research focuses on overhydration and how drinking too much water affects the body. Since water – and sodium – balance is essential to life, it is extremely rare for people to die from drinking too much – or too little – fluid. In most cases, your body’s finely tuned molecular processes are unconsciously taking care of you.



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    Interesting. I've been wondering if the coconut water I drink several times daily can take the place of some of the water I'm 'supposed' to drink. It's got its own good properties, too. So if this article is correct, it can. Didn't like to see soda on her list, though. Good to know about the beer, too, ha!

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    Default Re: Do You Really Need To Drink 8 Glasses Of Water A Day?

    I read many years ago that the original idea was you needed around two litres of fluid a day. It can be soup, juice, tea etc - though coffee makes me pee so maybe not. This made sense to me. I think it also included the water you get from fruit and vegetables. So yes, Patty, I would include the coconut water.

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    Default Re: Do You Really Need To Drink 8 Glasses Of Water A Day?

    I love me some coconut water, but it takes some skill to hack open that coconut.

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    It does. Here they have a tool that makes it easier, and you don't have to hack the coconut open unless you want the soft meat from it. It's also heavy to lug a few coconuts home. So here's my confession: We used to do that, but now we buy it from a greengrocer's (a fruit-and-vegetable shop) 2 or 3 blocks away, already in a bottle. But it's fresh and natural, no additives.

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    Me too. Bottled. Add that to a shot of coconut rum and... mmm.
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    I don't follow this, what I follow is to drink every time I feel a little bit thirsty. Small amount of water is enough just to rehydrate myself throughout the day.

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    From what I read this was for soldier marching in hot conditions and that it is way too much for the average person. If your pee is light yellow your doing fine, if it is dark your not getting enough and if it is clear all the time your drinking more then you need.

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