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Old 01-19-2013, 04:51 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by sandraW View Post
I want to increase my water because I hardly drink enough of it. HOw can I make sure that I drink at least 8 glasses of it a day? What are some easy ways to incorporate this into the day?
Why? It's the middle of winter. If your diet is anything approaching normal, you won't be approaching dehydration. There's no point in pursuing some arbitrary target for drinking liquids.

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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter View Post
The 8 glasses of water a day is a poor myth; the 2 litres which was rounded up from the initial study, also includes all water found in the vegetables and fruits that people consume, in addition to the drinks people have, not to the exclusion of them. It's a fact most are not aware of.
What Babs said.

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Originally Posted by jdmalm123 View Post
....it's good for so many body processes, removing toxins, etc.
The body does a fine job of 'removing toxins' all day, every day, without ingesting extra water.

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Many of the things we drink have extras in them that actually keep them from hydrating us but milk, fresh juices, and fruit itself will all hydrate you.
I'm pretty sure this isn't right. It's certainly not true of coffee, despite the widely believed myth that it dehydrates.


Bottom line: unless you're trekking across the desert, just drink when you're thirsty. It's as simple as that.
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