Lies About Water You Might Have Heard

by Dennis K
Man drinking bottle of water outdoors after workout

man drinking from water bottleYou are always being told to drink more water. Your doctor may be telling you this, you see it on health sites and practically everywhere else too. While water is beneficial for overall health and certain health improvements, there are some lies about water you might have heard. Some people think the more they get the healthier they will be but that is not how it works. In fact, excessive water is going to damage your body and could be deadly too! What are the lies about water you might have heard?

You don’t have to consume the recommended 64 ounces each day.It is healthy for your body to drink the 64 ounces of water each day. You don’t have to drink that much but it is good for your health in many ways.

Water consumption needs are the same for everyone. This is not true. In fact, the water consumption needs vary from one person to the next. Some of the factors that determine how much water someone needs are their weight, age and height.

Most daily fluid needs come from your food intake. While this may be true, it depends on what you are eating each day. Fruits and vegetables have a lot of water in them but that is not quite the same as a glass of water.

If you sweat often, you don’t need to drink more water than those who don’t sweat as much. The truth is those who sweat a lot are sweating out water as well. They are becoming dehydrated by the minute. If you are one of the guys who sweat a lot, you do need to drink more water.

When considering drinking water, know that drinks that are mixed with water is about the same as drinking a glass of water. No, this is not true. You can’t just grab a glass of pop because it has water in it and call it the same as drinking water. You need to drink glasses or bottles of water.

You don’t have to drink water unless you are thirsty; not all day long.Yes, you should be drinking water when you are thirsty. However, drinking water all day long can keep the balance and keep your metabolism where it needs to be as well.

You don’t have to drink a glass of water before you eat a meal. While you don’t have to do this, if you are trying to lose weight it is very beneficial.

Bloating from water doesn’t cause you to gain weight. Being bloated can put some weight on the scale. However, you are not actually gaining weight, The water will be drained through urinating and through sweating it out so the weight balances in the end.

man working out drinking waterUrinating frequently is dangerous to your body. The more urinating you do because of consuming water is not going to harm your body. It is completely safe to have to urinate after drinking water.

Water is too expensive. Some people use this as an excuse to drink pop or other drinks. You can get water right from the sink or a well for free.

Drinking 64 ounces of water can be fatal. No, drinking that amount of water is not fatal at all. It may seem like a lot for your stomach, especially when first starting to do it. However, it is not going to kill you.

Drinking the recommended water intake harms the stomach. Your stomach is not going to be damaged or harmed in any way by drinking 64 ounces of water each day.

These are some of the water lies you may have heard. Now that you know the truth, you can drink the water you should be drinking.


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