Hydration, what is the real skinny

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Water is essential

Our body is composed of about 60% water and it is utilized in every one of our 100 trillion cells. Water helps to regulate body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and it aids in the lubrication of our joints as well. Without water, the body can last only a matter of days, but without food you can live for over a month.

It’s not what you drink; it’s the water that you absorb

In the media, we are told that we should drink x number of glasses or y ounces of water daily. And, so the unspoken assumption is that if we DON’T do exactly that, then we are not keeping ourselves properly hydrated.  Well, not true.

Cow’s milk is about 87% water; fruits and vegetables are generally between about 80 to 95% water and even decaffeinated sugar-free diet sodas/teas etc. are about 99% water. Even after you take into account the slight diuretic effect of caffeinated drinks such as diet sodas, coffee and tea, you are still absorbing almost all water from them.

Dr. Robert Glatter, in this 2:45 video, dispels many of the myths about staying hydrated:

One of the best things that you can do, not only for your health but to maintain peak performance, is to keep hydrated.  And, now you know it isn’t that hard to do.

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