8 Glasses Of Water Misconceptions

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The first misconception is that we should drink eight glasses of water per day. This misconception is not actually based on any scientific data. It is almost considered fact because doctors also recommend this to patients. It is rumored that the source of this belief came in 1945 from the US National Research Council (NCR), who recommended that adults should drink 1 milliliter for each calorie of food we intake, coming out to about 2.5 liters for men and 2 liters for women. This was supported by Barbara Rolls, author of the book Thirst and nutrition researcher at Penn State, who claimed that the 8-a-day rule results in 1.9 liters a day. What is factual, however, is that we already get plenty of water from the food we consume each day; that
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