There is a general opinion and urban myth that everyone would benefit from drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. To be honest there is no real scientific evidence to back this up, it really comes down to the individual person.
There is no doubt that your body does require hydrating every day but you need to remember that there is a certain amount of liquid in the food we eat. Your body will tell you when you are dehydrated enough that you need to drink some water. Tip – Trust Your BODY
If you’re starting a weight loss plan then try and have a big drink of water before your meals as this will help to make you feel full, consequently you may tend to eat less.
There has long been the belief that coffee and tea will dehydrate you. There is really no concrete evidence to suggest that is accurate either. For a person who consumes a moderate amount of coffee or tea during the day, there is no noticeable evidence that it has a diuretic effect.
Lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water first thing in the morning has no benefit at all. It has been said at times that lemon water will flush the toxins from your body. Well your liver and kidneys do that work on their own. However if you enjoy drinking lemon water, then continue to do so as it won’t harm you.
You should also note that it’s possible to die from drinking too much water. It is a condition called Hyponatraemia. This condition occurs when as much as 6 litres of water is consumed. It is caused when the sodium levels in the blood to drop to a low level, as you’re washing away the natural salts in your body. Symptoms of this condition are similar to being intoxicated with alcohol.
It is very rare for this condition to occur if your kidneys are functioning in the normal manner.
So there you go, some truths and myths about water, but what ever you do stay hydrated but don’t go overboard. Remember anything to do with your health and well being, needs to be done in moderation.