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10 Surprising Reasons to Drink More Water

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10 Surprising Reasons to Drink More Water

We hear about importance of drinking enough water constantly. On the flip side, there has been a growing trend in the media lately that the commonly recommended eight cups of water daily is a myth, which is technically accurate, but not the whole story. Whether you need eight cups of water daily, or four or ten, most people are not getting the message that whatever their particular water needs are, they aren’t meeting them.

And even dietitians, nutritionists, and medical professionals are contributing to the problem by informing people that they get enough water in their diet in the form of fruits and vegetables. That might be true for some people, but after assessing the diets of countless people, I assure you that isn’t the case for most people.

Plus, have you ever noticed that when you throw vegetables in a pan and turn on the heat you’ll see liquid in the pan soon afterward, and then shortly after that you’ll see steam rising from them? That’s because you’re literally cooking the water out of the vegetables.

Researchers estimate that half of the world’s population is chronically dehydrated. And in America, that level is even higher at 75 percent of the population.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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3:24AM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

3:20AM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:16AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

Thank you. I always feel I don't drink enough water but I don't like drinking when I'm not thirsty.

8:36AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

9:25AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

great article

4:42PM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

I drink a lot of water, keep a filtered jug in the fridge at all times, and I don't drink any juices or teas 'straight' anymore. I dilute them by at least a third, but often by two thirds, with water. Honestly, undiluted juices just don't quench my thirst. Try it - you'll save yourself calories and money, as well as improve your health.

3:27AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Thank you :)

7:16AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thanks

4:24AM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Water is always the resource of life

5:37AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Thanks

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handy tips, and money saving too! thanks :)

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