Sunday, April 06, 2008

could we be drinking too much?

to drink or not to drink.... more?

this article challenges the long-acclaimed advice to drink at least 8 glasses (1.5 litres) of water everyday.

quotes like these from the article seem to really contradict what we've all been heeding for a long time:
"Just drink when you are thirsty"...

"In fact, drinking large amounts of water, actually and surprisingly, tends to reduce the ability of the kidney to function as a filter."

well, whose advice to heed, that'll be up to every individual to decide.
i personally think in a super hot and humid country like singapore, we ought to drink more water to hydrate and cool ourselves. "8 glasses" seems like a reasonable amount to me, seems like a natural thing to do too :)

1 comment:

carolyn said...

Definitely good to drink more water. Your body is made up of 70%-80% of water, so you need water to lubricate it.

Being in the wellness industry, particularly in water now, I have been doing more reading up on it.

This article is very helpful in de-bunking the research done.

Have a read :) He writes pretty good stuff.