Should We Drink More Water?
How much water do you drink each day? How much water do you think you should be drinking each day? We have spoken before about how the recommendation used to be 8 glasses per day but how many of us actually drink that?
A news story recently revealed how Hilary Clinton does not like to drink so much water and suffers dehydration because of her dislike of it. Some of us
claim to just forget to drink more water, despite the fact that there are now so many different water bottles and apps on smartphones to remind us to drink more water but does any of this actually work? And do we REALLY need to be told to drink more water? Well, I believe that no, we don't need to be told to drink more water.
If you are thirsty, you will get a drink and yes, whilst a glass of water may be better than a fizzy drink, it's all liquid right? Do we think that people living in third world countries need to be told to drink more water? No. So why do we insist on telling people who have access to clean, safe water, to drink it more of it? Why do we insist on filling plastic bottle after plastic bottle with water? Truth is, if you are thirsty, drink. If you are constantly thirsty you may have a medical condition - see a doctor. If you aren't thirsty, don't force yourself to drink more just because an advert told you to.
A bottled water company would happily have us all believe that chugging down bottles of their water will improve our lives massively. It will help keep us hydrated but so does the water from our taps, there are a number of home water filters available now which can filter out chlorine to improve the taste of water as well as anything else you may be concerned about, such as fluoride. The great thing about a water filter is that you can pour just as much as you need. You won't have to purchase a 500 ml bottle just because you fancy a sip of water.
So, if you want to drink water, do it. If you don't like the taste, get a filter. Don't feel you have to buy bottled water because you think you should.
September 23, 2016
In: Fitness and Nutrition, Health
Tags: Hilary Clinton, water, Dehydration