Does someone keep telling you to drink more water? Watch this first.
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0:00 8 glasses of water a day myth
0:30 The common thought
0:47 Water myths
4:10 How much water I drink
Today we're going to talk about the "8 glasses of water a day" myth. I'm going to go through the 5 lies about drinking more water. Many people were taught to drink 8 glasses of water per day. But do you really need to do this?
1. 60% of the body is water—False
2. The body doesn't know when it's thirsty—False
3. Water flushes out fat—False
4. Water flushes out toxins—False
5. Water helps dry skin—False
People that drink the most water are actually the most dehydrated because of the difference in electrolytes.
Hyponatremia is a condition where you can get really sick or even die because of drinking too much water.
I drink about 2-3 cups of water a day. Your body adjusts to maintain a natural balance. Just make sure only to drink when you're thirsty.
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Thanks for watching! Drinking 8 glasses of water per day may not actually be the best thing for your health. I hope this helps you better understand why.