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Misconception About Drinking 2-3 Liters Of Water A Day


Many people believe that to maintain a healthy body it is necessary to drink 2-3 liters of water per day (depending on your weight and level of physical activity). Almost every day, we hear and read phrases like "Not drinking enough water that is bad for your health", or "You need to drink water even when you're not thirsty".

However, Mr. Aaron E. Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at Indian College of Medicine, believes that there is no exact scientific evidence behind these claims.

However, the advice of "drinking as much water as possible" is still widely circulated in society and is accepted by most people. But the truth is, such things are being proved to be unfounded.

Nine years ago, the BMJ medical journal has published a list of the most popular health and health beliefs presented by doctors and media. Tips for drinking 8 glasses of water a day are ranked first in the list. Many websites have covered this article and it has appeared in many famous magazines around the world. 

A few years later, scientists even published a book denying misconceptions about drinking water, but the famous "advice" was still not easily forgotten, the people continued, worry about not being able to drink enough water every day.

According to the author of the book, the daily amount of fluid intake is exactly up to 2.5 liters. But it mostly comes from processed foods, vegetables, fruits and drinks like tea or coffee so you don't need to worry about being dehydrated. In fact, the human body has a function that tells you when you need to drink water from before you actually become dehydrated for a long time.

In fact, there is no scientific evidence to prove that drinking more water is beneficial for your health, skin or kidneys. Even consuming too much water a day can lead to serious kidney problems.

Replenishing water is important only when your body is in need of more water than usual, for example when you are sick, exercising or hard labor, or when you are sweating too much.

So drinking water just because you feel the need to maintain drinking so much water is pointless. In fact, the only person benefiting from this routine is the bottled water maker!

In short, pay attention to the signals your body sends to you: If you feel thirsty, drink water. If you are not thirsty, don't force yourself to drink unless you want to. And stop thinking that drinking eight glasses of water a day is a must.

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