The reason why it is no longer recommended to drink two liters of water a day

Is drinking two liters of water a day a myth or a reality? According to a new study published in the journal ‘Science‘, science has never supported the idea of ​​eight glasses of water (two liters) as a proper guideline.

Thus ends with the idea that you have to drink two liters of water a day to meet the daily needs of the human body. However, this new study reveals that there is a wide range of amounts of water depending on the needs of each person.

Dale Schoeller, a professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) who participated in the research, has spent years studying water and metabolism. “Total water turnover with water from beverages and a lot of your water comes from the food you eat,” he said.

An investigation with more than 5,600 people

Schoeller believes this work is the best they have done so far to measure the amount of water people actually consume on a daily basis taking into account the turnover of water in and out of the body.

To do this, water renewal was measured in more than 5,600 people from 26 countries and aged between 8 and 96 years old. Thus, daily averages were found that oscillated between 1 liter and 6 liters per day. Even with outliers as high as 10 liters per day.

This study differs from previous ones in that, to carry it out, people were randomly selected, while the others used

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