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Do We Really Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day?

8 Glasses of Water a Day Unnecessary?

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The common advice to drink eight glasses of water a day doesn’t hold water, say nutrition and kidney specialists who want to dispel the myth. Photo Credit: Greg Riegler Photography via Flickr.

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5:28PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

thanks

9:35AM PST on Dec 16, 2012

good to know

1:09PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

I drink way more water than 8 glasses. Thanks

12:57PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

WIN! I detest water. I thought i was alone, but actually I have met a number of people who simply do not enjoy drinking water. I prefer juices and teas

1:09AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

I never couldn't drink 8 glasses a day

8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Interesting, the Newslook box states re: the CBC video: "Sorry, playback is not allowed in your region".

Well, fine, but CBC did an item on this two days ago which went into an urban myth about needing 8 glasses of purely water, not tea or whatever.

Never drink that amount of purely water, but water is included with my home made ginger tea and other water based drinks, while surviving off the water in veggies, fruits. Still alive as who wants to drink Smith Falls water or water out of a plastic bottle!

8:53AM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

I guess it depends on what you're doing and if you're sick or pregnant etc

2:23PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

A GIANT NO!!! Your body will always tell you when you are beginning to dehydrate!

6:12AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

I've known 3 people who ended up in the hospital with hypokalemia....from washing all the potassium out of their bodies by drinking too much water.
Too much of a good thing is a bad thing.

Your body knows how much you need to drink.

2:16AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

I think it depends on each individual's body and lifestyle. I have a terribly high metabolism and I tend to sweat easily.I also exercise a fair bit. So I'll probably die from dehydration if I don't drink enough water. It differs from person to person. You are the best judge as to whether you need to drink water and the quantity to drink.

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