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Published on: 14th August 2023

Hydration Myths


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Water is essential for our bodies to function properly. It helps regulate body temperature, aids in digestion, and carries nutrients to our cells. However, there are many myths surrounding hydration that can be misleading. In this context, we will explore the most common myths about water consumption and dehydration to help you understand the facts and make informed decisions about your hydration needs

  • Myth: You need to drink 8 glasses of Water a Day
  • Fact: The rule is a general guideline, human body water’s needs can change considering age, gender, weight, activity level, and climate

  • Myth: Clear urine means you’re Hydrated
  • Fact: It is not always an accurate indicator. Urine colour may be affected by factors like diet, supplements and medications

  • Myth: Caffeinated Beverages Cause Dehydration
  • Fact: Moderate consumption of caffeinated beverages like coffee or tea doesn’t lead to significant dehydration

  • Myth: Drinking water can help to lose weight
  • Fact: Some studies showed that drinking water may lead to weight loss in case it is replacing sugary beverages like soda, beer, or sweet juices

  • Myth: Drinking water prevents Muscle cramps
  • Facts:¬†Muscle cramps can be caused by various factors including electrolyte imbalances, overuse and fatigue

  • Myth: Hydration is Only Important in Hot weather or during exercise
  • Fact: Hydration is essential year-round

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