Drink more water!
You’ve heard that phrase countless times. We know that we ought to drink more water and yet we don’t. Why?
Claire: "As a recent college grad, I see my peers drinking more soda than water. We're forming lifetime habits." pic.twitter.com/zFVnZmOhgC
— Ninjas for Health (@ninjasforhealth) July 20, 2016
Have you also found yourself preferring sugary beverages over water which helps us stay hydrated? In this post, you’ll learn how you can start drinking more water and you can begin today.
The myth of “You should drink eight glasses of water a day”
One health myth that fails to be forgotten is that you should drink eight glasses of water a day. Research has shown that this is indeed a myth. It is so prevalent that some doctors even continue to share this recommendation with their patients.
Is this causing more harm than good? Not necessarily.
Here are two truths to be aware of.
Truth #1: Water is essential for the cells in your body to function normally so dehydration should be avoided.
Truth #2: Drinking water is not your only source of hydration. Your body can get water from other fluids such as tea and coffee and foods such as vegetables and fruits.