Is Dehydration a Myth?

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Drinking too much water ‘can be bad for your health’: Benefits are a myth By Sophie Borland

Water is said to help us prevent kidney damage, lose weight and increase concentration levels.  However, experts- (I question that term) now warn that drinking eight glasses of water a day is not good for you after all – and could be harmful.  They say that scientific claims behind long-standing government guidelines are worse than ‘nonsense’.

The NHS – along with leading doctors and nutritionists – advises the public to drink about eight large glasses or two-and-a-half pints of water per day.   However, a report describes the danger of dehydration as a ‘myth’ and says there is no evidence behind claims that water prevents multiple health problems.

This is truly one of the most ridiculous comments from supposed  quote “experts”, in the UK.

It is obvious that these medical professionals ignore crucial requirements of the human body such as our body and organ composition of water:

  • Our body is composed of 75% of water.
  • Brain itself is made up of 75% water.
  • Blood (especially plasma) is 82% water.
  • Lungs are 90% water.

Enzymes:

  • All enzymes within the human body whether, metabolic (our body makes) or supplemental (taken by mouth) all require water to work.  Enzymes can only work within the proper pH of an organ and in the presence of water.
  • In other words, proper digestion cannot take place without water nor can the enzymes work as catalysts in the body to make many things happen.

Weight Loss:

  • Boosts metabolism: the more hydrated you are, the quicker your metabolism works. When you are dehydrated, this impacts your liver.  Your liver has to help the kidneys function and can’t metabolize fat as quickly.  Your metabolism slows down, causing unwanted fat to remain.

Medication:

  • Notice that your medication suggests taken with ample water or 8 ounces of water.  The reason is to begin proper absorption and possibly balance side effects.

Dehydration occurs when:

  • The amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount being taken in.
  • We loose water when we breathe, perspire and eliminate waste on a daily basis.

Amount necessary for health:

  • Water is suggested as eight glasses holding 10 ounces a day.
  • If you want to be exact divide your weight in half and drink the amount of ounces.  An example is 100 pounds would be 50 ounces or drink 5 ten ounce glasses of water a day – 200 lbs = 100 ounces.  It would depend on your weight, how much you perspire and your health condition.
  • Staying hydrated is not restricted to drinking water however they should never replace water; milk, juice and other liquids – even some fruits and vegetables – can be sources of liquid.  Avoid caffeinated beverages (coffee, soda, energy drinks), as they actually cause you to lose fluids and become dehydrated.

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