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You Don’t Need to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

One of the most known health myths is that you need to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence to prove this.

Most people believe that this myth came from a 1945 Food and Nutrition Board recommendation that claimed that everyone should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep their bodies hydrated. Unfortunately, people ignored the fact that prepared foods contain most of this quantity of water.


Fruits and veggies contain water. It’s also in tea, coffee, beer, juice-it’s almost everywhere.

Although water is the best beverage to consume, it’s not the only source of hydration. You don’t need to consume water only through drinks and you don’t need to worry if you’re never feeling thirsty. Your body will signal you to drink long before you get dehydrated.

The reality is that there’s no scientific evidence that drinking 8 glasses of water per day has any health benefits. Also, some studies have shown that there’s no connection to drinking lot of water with having smooth and wrinkle free skin.

Other studies also failed to find benefits from drinking water in kidney functions, with the exception of some cases such as preventing the recurrence of kidney stones.

The bottom line is there’s no recommended daily amount of water people should drink. That amount depends on what people eat, where they live, how big they are etc. Don’t worry, you won’t get hydrated if you don’t drink 8 glasses of water per day!