||[May. 13th, 2006|01:03 am]
“ You should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” The bottled water industry loves this myth, but according to kidney specialist Dr. Heinz Valtin, there is no scientfic evidence to support the claim.
Bottled water consumption increasing—but at what cost?
Reviewed by: Bailey Malone
Worldwide consumption of bottled water is up 57 percent since 1999, largely spurred by a mistaken belief that it is healthier than tap water. For a fraction of the yearly $100 billion spent on bottled water, the world could have safe water and sanitation, according to the Earth Policy Institute. The US was the largest consumer in 2004. Making bottles to meet Americans’ demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 US cars for a year. Worldwide consumption entails exorbitant use of fuel for transportation, while leaving behind 2.7 million tons of plastic waste as well as depleted water sources.http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0205-01.htm
Oooh. Very interesting, and sad. Thank you for posting this.
2006-05-13 07:43 pm (UTC)
5 and a half glasses per day is what everybody needs. The body has about 40,000 glasses worth of water and part of that has to be refreshed. I don't remember the exact statistics, but about 5 and a half glasses are lost every day and must be refilled. Also, on physically strenuos days, it is recommended that you drink enough to satiate your thirst, then drink about 1/3 that amount on top of that in order to keep you body hydrated.
You're awesome! Thank you! I had remembered hearing an exact statistic and that's what it was I'm almost certain.
hahha in california it's practicly mandatory to carry a water bottle! *LOL* well maybe in LA since is all hot n stuff ^^ I shoulda seen it coming ...the bottle water revolution!
lol! Would we carry around hoses?
Happy mothers day,
your the best mom in the world i bet =]
Aww! Thanks so much sweetie! *hugs*
how much water should we drink?
It looks like about 5and a half glasses unless you're active, and then just drink what your body tells you too. If you're thirsty, drink.
ok, so its not that far off.
See my comment here
There is an equation for a baseline, but that changes based on a number of factors.
I encourage you to google to confirm the equation for yourself, rather than just accepting what I say.
Dehydration (even small amounts) can have a wide range of effects to your body and mind. When I actively make sure that I drink more fluids (I walk in the sun in SE Florida, and sweat a lot even in 'winter') I usually feel noticably better physically and mentally.