Considering how important hydration is, it’s astounding how much misinformation is out there about it. Have you noticed the uptick in humans lugging around enormous jugs of water—jugs half the size of their body—that they force themselves to consume every day? Yeah, they don’t really need to do that. Have you noticed how often, if someone has a headache, a stomachache, or any sort of symptom, friends will tell them “You’re probably just dehydrated?” Somewhere along the lines, all of these myths started to spread about hydration, and they wound up spreading like wildfire. Of course, nobody would come around with jugs of water to put the wildfire out because they were too busy guzzling all of it. Here are myths and truths about hydration you should know.
Myth: Eight glasses a day is essential
This is actually a myth started by mega food company Danone a long time ago, to get people to purchase more of their products. They own Evian and Volvic water, to name a couple. So, from there, people started pouring themselves eight glasses of H2O a day—whether they felt thirsty or not.