Water Myths

NPR did some mythbusting this week and discovered the truthiness behind 5 things we tend to believe about water.

  • Myth 1: Drink Eight Glasses Each Day
  • Myth 2: Drinking Lots of Water Helps Clear Out Toxins
  • Myth 3: Lots of Water Equals Healthier Skin
  • Myth 4: Drinking Extra Water Leads to Weight Loss
  • Myth 5: It’s Easy to Get Dehydrated During a Workout

From the article:

“But first, how do you know if you’re drinking enough water? Experts say there’s an easy way to judge. If you’re not thirsty, you’re fluid intake is likely “just right.”

Link to NPR story, Link to peer-reviewed science editorial ($$ premium content, unfortunately).