Is drinking 8 glasses of water a day really necessary?

While health and living magazine Healthline suggests that there is evidence that drinking plenty of water has a lot of health benefits, the whole notion of drinking eight glasses a day remains blown out of proportion.

A report by the New York Times indicates that there is no science behind drinking the eight glasses of water a day.

This is because plain water is not the only source of hydration. Fruits, vegetables, juice, tea, coffee, and beer all contain water that can hydrate your body.

There is also no scientific proof suggesting that drinking extra water has no health benefits and there is no evidence linking healthy and smooth skin to drinking a lot of water.

You do not need to worry about feeling thirsty either because the human body is designed to signal you to drink long before you are actually dehydrated.

The amount of water you need to drink may vary from factors like your diet, where you live, your weight and activity levels. This means that there is no formal recommendation for the amount you need to drink daily.

A report published by Medicine News Today suggests that you should only drink water when you are thirsty.

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