Does everyone need eight glasses of water every day? Does drinking lots of water help people lose weight? Our healthy skeptic separates myths from facts.
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Speaker 1: I tell the more that you drink water the better your skin looks and I guess the reason is because it helps flesh the toxins out of your body. Speaker 2: I always take my water bottle with me when I exercise, because I know it's important to get a lot of water. Robert Davis: It's all those health tips we've all heard that drinking lots of water, at least 8 glasses a day is key to good health. Helping us to avoid dehydration and looking feel better, so to these claims whole water over they all wet. Turns out the 8 glasses a day will has no basis in science, the panel of experts who reviewed the research including that most healthy people get enough water through normal consumption of foods and beverages. So what about the notion that extra H2O helps to leave the body of toxins that's the job our kidney and there is no evidence that's lots of water improves their effectiveness? Note I see that on the plain that chugging more water is good for your skin. The one study found that drinking 2 cups increase blood flow to the skin, it didn't reduce wrinkles over soften and smother complexion. Then there is the idea that water can promote weight loss, the evidence here is mixed, some study showing an affect and others finding not. One thing how ever is clear water may very well healthy should pounced if it replaces soda and other high calorie beverages. Certainly there is nothing wrong of getting 8 glasses a day and that's a good idea to drink up if you live in a hot climate or engage and strain your exercise, other wise simply eat a healthful diet and look thirst for you guy, the best advice we can all drink too. Helping you be a healthy skeptic I'm Robert David.
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