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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 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of 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 upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. 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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10:29AM PDT on Oct 3, 2014

thank you

12:30AM PDT on Sep 29, 2014

interesting, thank you

3:23AM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

Excellent article, thanks.

7:43PM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

thank you for reminding, I will drink more water.

3:45AM PDT on Sep 4, 2014

Noted

12:18PM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

Many thanks!!

12:45AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Thanks !!
Here are my reasons: http://www.honeydustblog.com/wellness/15-reasons-to-drink-more-water-now
Hope they're helpful :)

4:49AM PDT on May 6, 2014

One thing I do not suffer from is not drinking enough water LOL! Constant dry mouth means I'm sipping all day long, with frequent rest room visits.....

4:32AM PDT on May 6, 2014

I finally added a reminder to my electronic calendar as a pop-up that says "TRY to drink more water". It is really amazing.

3:24AM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

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