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    Facts and Myths about Drinking Water

    It is a well-known fact that drinking sufficient amount of water is vital for good health. In fact, water plays a crucial role in the proper functioning of our body. However, you will be surprised to know a fact that there are a number of misconceptions and myths about drinking water. Few myths are prevailing since ages and majority of people believe them blindly. Given below is a list of such common water myths that are alleged to be true but they are not in realty. Plus, some important information has been included under each point, with the help of which you can check out the truth behind these myths.

    Drink at least eight glasses of water a day for good health

    This is perhaps the most popular myth about drinking water that is prevailing among people. You might have heard as well as read many a times that one should drink at least eight glasses of water in a day to lead a healthy life. However, the fact is that there is no specific quota of water intakes. It varies from individual to individual depending on various factors such as his/her activities, health, weight, climate in which they are living, etc. Thatís why even doctors recommend drinking water only when one feels thirsty. Your body will automatically let you know about time to replenish your water supply, because as soon as your body looses 1-2 percent of its total water, your thirst mechanism will be triggered and this in turn signals the body to drink some water. So, drink water only if you are thirsty, it is not at all compulsory to drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day.

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    Re: Facts and Myths about Drinking Water

    ​Very true Lavan.....

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    Drinking water between meals is not good for digestion

    There is a widespread belief among people that drinking water while having meals is not good for human health. It is believed that drinking water between your meals will severely hamper your digestive powers. However, it’s just a myth. In realty, drinking water between the meals actually decreases your body’s appetite level for the moment because water has the ability to fill up your stomach. Besides this, there is no scientific evidence which can prove that drinking water in between meals can damage person’s digestive system. Since our body is incapable of accepting large amount of water at one go, it is highly recommended to sip water in small amounts throughout the day. Similarly, avoid drinking too much of water during the meals. Instead, have small sips of water and this will facilitate proper digestion of food that you intake.

    Drink as much water as possible

    Many people still believe that the more water you drink, the healthier you will be. However, you will be actually surprised to know that drinking too much of water can prove to be very dangerous to a person’s health. Excessive water consumption can lower down the salt concentration in your body considerably, causing the body cells to swell. In worst cases, swelling in the brain cells can lead to some serious conditions like loss of consciousness, coma and even death. Moreover, if you force large quantities of water into your system in a short period of time then your kidneys will struggle to excrete the excess water from your system as urine, which means the kidneys become unable to keep the overall amount of water at a safe level. Surplus water intake can lead to an illness called water intoxication whose main symptoms include nausea, fatigue, headache, frequent urination, vomiting, and mental disorientation.


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    Drinking water can make your skin healthy and glowing

    One of the most common water myths prevailing in the society is that drinking water in huge quantities will help you to keep your skin healthy, glowing, and hydrated. However, as per the experts there is no enough evidence supporting the effectiveness of water consumption on skin hydration and on the appearance of skin. Hence, donít expect to get healthy and radiant skin merely by drinking plenty of water. The healthy skin is a result of several factors, including your diet, weather, pollution, and genetics. As far as your skin moisturizing is concerned, the reality is that the moisture level of our skin is not at all determined by internal factors. Instead, it depends on several external factors like the environment, skin cleansing, the number of oil glands & their functioning. These external factors actually determine how dry the skin is or will become. We consume water internally and it canít reach the top layer of your skin. So, stop believing in this myth and realize the fact that drinking excess of water do not make your skin glowing and radiant.

    Drinking excess of water can flush out the body toxins

    Almost all people are aware of the fact that kidneys are responsible for filtering out toxins from the blood. All these toxins are then excreted from the body in the form of urine. A popular myth alleges that having extra amount of water helps the kidneys to function more effectively. However, as expected, there is no scientific evidence to prove that this thought is a fact and not a myth. In fact, the scientific evidence suggests that the real fact is just opposite to this myth. Drinking too much of water can actually hinder the kidneyís ability to filter out the toxins from the blood stream. When the functioning of your kidneys decline, more and more toxins will start building in the blood and ultimately the kidneys begin to fail. So, donít ever drink large quantities of water thinking that it will help you in flushing out more toxins from the body, instead you will end up hurting your kidneys.



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    One must drink plenty of water during a workout

    Generally, people believe that a workout increases the chances of becoming dehydrated because you lose too much of fluid through sweating. Hence, it is widely believed that you need to drink plenty of water during exercise to keep your body cool and to prevent dehydration. Surprisingly, it is just a myth because you will become dehydrated only when you lose two percent of your body weight. Thus, for a normal workout there is no need of increasing your water intake. Just make sure to stay well-hydrated throughout the day.


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    Re: Facts and Myths about Drinking Water

    Quote Originally Posted by jv_66 View Post
    ​Very true Lavan.....
    thanks for ur comments jayan...

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    Re: Facts and Myths about Drinking Water

    hi lavsssssssssssssss nice info...........

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    Re: Facts and Myths about Drinking Water

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    Re: Facts and Myths about Drinking Water

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