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WATER: FACTS OR FICTION

July 8, 2024

As things heat up this Summer it’s important to stay hydrated — Let’s dive into some common myths and facts about drinking water!

Myth: Everyone Needs to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

    • This rule of thumb isn’t one-size-fits-all. Fluid needs vary based on factors like age, sex, activity level, and body size.
    • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommend that women aim for about 2.7 liters (11 cups) of fluid per day, while men should aim for about 3.7 liters (16 cups) of any fluid, not just water. This includes both beverages and foods, as foods contribute about 20% of our daily fluids.

Fact: Drinking Water Flushes Toxins From Your Body

Myth: Bottled Water Is Superior to Tap Water

Myth: Drinking Water Can Help Keep Your Skin Moist

Myth: Drinking Water Helps You Lose Weight

Myth: Yellow Urine Is a Sign of Dehydration

 

For a simple recipe loaded with hydration benefits download ‘Fields Of Care Magazine’ — Find us on Instagram and Facebook @RuralPhysiciansGroup and share your favorite ways to stay hydrated!

Remember, individual hydration needs can vary, so listen to your body and adjust your fluid intake accordingly.

 

 

Blog Author: Dr. Sandra Guidry

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