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Drinking Excess Water may Harm than doing Good!

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Scientists have for long advocated the need for drinking lots of water for good health. Yet, a new study claims that drinking too much of the natural beverage could actually be harmful.

The study, by Glasgow based Doctor Margaret Mc Cartney, describes the danger of dehydration as a myth. She says the advice that people drink 6-8 glasses everyday is not only nonsense but thoroughly debunked nonsense.

She also claims there is no clear scientific evidence that people benefit from drinking extra amount of water and the benefits are often exaggerated by organizations with vested interest.

Mc Cartney has pointed out that research shows drinking when not thirsty can impair concentration and evidence suggest chemicals used for disinfection found in bottled water could be bad for your health.

Drinking excessively can also lead to loss of sleep as people have to wake up to go to the toilet. Other studies show it can even cause. She also warns that it can leads to potentially fatal condition called Hyponatraemia which makes body salt levels drop and can lead to swelling of the brain.

So how much water should you drink to best support your health?

The answer to this question depends on your unique circumstances, including your diet, exercise habits, and environment.

  • If you eat plenty of foods that are naturally rich in water, such as vegetables, fruits, and cooked legumes and whole grains, you may not need to drink much water at all.

  • If you do not use much or any salt and other seasonings, your need for drinking water goes down even further.

  • Conversely, if you do not eat a lot of plant foods and/or you add substantial salt and spices to your meals, you may need to drink several glasses of water every day.

  • Regardless of what your diet looks like, if you sweat on a regular basis because of exercise or a warm climate, you will need to supply your body with more water (through food and/or liquids) than someone who does not sweat regularly.

 

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