It has finally happened, the whole myth of drinking 8 glasses of water per day has been proven to be just that. A myth.
Research published in the British Medical Journal move to debunk other medical myths along the way.
Who knows where the whole 8 glasses per day myth came from, though I have a sneaky suspicion that it may have been initially attached to the whole pro-fluoridation quest.
In this day and age of people with varying lifestyles, diets, physical activity and so on, the whole 8 glasses is useless. For example, a person that has a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables leading a sedentary lifestyle would need to drink far less water than a person that has a diet high in processed foods and works outside fairly actively.
With all the crap that is put into our drinking water, why would you really want to drink it in the first place. Some of the chemicals are chlorine, potassium permanganate and hydro fluorosilicic acid. Do you really want to be drinking 8 glasses per day of that concoction?
Wouldn’t it make better sense to avoid those things that dehydrate you like cigarettes, alcohol, carbonated drinks, and so on. That way you won’t need to drink more water to make up for the water that you body uses to get it out of you system.
Also increasing the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables that you eat. If you can’t eat them raw and have to cook them, lightly steam them. If the cooking water changes colour, then they have been cooked for too long, then some of the nutrients in them will be gone.
There are numerous ways to increase your daily “water” consumption without having to drink the recommended 8 glasses per day.
When it comes down to it, if you make sure that you eat properly, then there is a good chance that you will reduce your risk of some any of modern societies illnesses…
This article was written by the founder of VeganPolice.com.au, Cameron Blewett.
Cameron is a long term vegan (30+yrs), and is passionate about veganism, and helping people to understand more about it and giving other animals equal consideration.
You can find Cameron’s other rants on his website, CameronBlewett.blog