Yvonne is the type of person who; when told by the doctor to eat more
roughage, will run right out and stock up on alfalfa, barley
and cashew nuts. So when told she should be drinking 8 glasses of water
a day, she instead made it a point to go through at least a gallon a
day. Since she only weighs 95 pounds and has nowhere to store that much
water, she is making constant trips to the lady’s room, and constantly
needs to know where the closest bathroom is. Well, guess what? All she
was doing was diluting her essential essence!
Conventional wisdom holds
so strongly that drinking eight glasses of water a day is
become as ubiquitous as cell phones in meetings, on commuter trains
and on sidewalks. The nation is, by all appearances, parched, just a
ahead of dehydration.
But last week, a panel of some of the most esteemed nutrition and health
experts in the United States and Canada said there’s no need to try to
get eight glasses a day: People should just drink when they’re thirsty.
from the Boston Globe