We all know we should stay properly hydrated, but how much do we REALLY need? Today at NanoHydr8, we’re going to do some mythbusting.
Let’s be clear, your body needs water to work. Boom. Article over. Break Time. Wait, what- there’s more?
Oh yeah, there is no real proof the 8 glasses of water is right for your body. Even the mayo clinic agrees. In fact that number might not even be true for the average couch potato, much less an athlete.
Well, nobody really knows where this old-wives tale came from. According to Snopes:
“Back in 1945 the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council stated that adults should take in about 2.5 liters of water per day (which is roughly the equivalent of eight glasses of water), but it also noted most of that intake level was already satisfied through the consumption of food without the need for the additional drinking of water. And as other nutritionists of the time noted, any shortfall in water intake could be made up through the consumption of other beverages”
Again, one more time for those that just skipped over the boring block of quote - the Nutrition Board of the National Research Council said:
Any shortfall in water intake could be made up through the consumption of other beverages.
So ditch the boring water already. Stop forcing yourself to guzzle, chug, choke down and sip flavorless H20. Check out our flavorful calorie-free options instead.
So yes, water consumption is important, but eight glasses of straight old boring water isn’t the only way to satisfy your H20 needs. Pick up NanoHydr8 today.