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Tovarish
Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2012 12:24:36 AM

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Thats so funny Pedro, you keep waiting for the explosion!
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2012 3:03:39 AM

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pedro wrote:
How not to drink water correctly;






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pedro
Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 7:53:08 AM

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well spotted!

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"Sorry, but a lot of this stuff is garbage. Old wives' tales."

I couldn't agree more.

There are a number of sources out there now which discredit the notion that we need to drink 8 glasses of water a day etc. etc.

However, I'd say, look to common sense and the world around us..

We are mammals/primates and receive a proportion of our liquid intake from the foods we eat.

In nature, I'd ask the question, do we see other, similarly sized mammals/primates knocking back 8 glasses of water a day?
Do any remaining nomadic peoples, or even settled people's living close to the land with little access to water drink a glass of water every day when they wake up?

I've observed dogs, even large dogs only go to their water bowl when they are thirsty..and I've rarely seen one, even on hot days, empty a medium sized bowl of water.

My advice would be to look to the sources out there which dispute these claims in order to get some balance.

For a while, I was chugging down 8 glasses+ every day and ended up never being able to be far from the loo for long and getting up 3 times a night to boot.

Since reading Matt Stones books, where he argues almost the opposite, i.e. to drink only when thirsty, I've cut my need to go to the loo to about 4 times a day and never during the night..

The argument that you "lose water during sleep," is very true, particularly if your emptying gallons of the stuff into the toilet! :-)

So, for me, it's a no brainer..

1. Drink when you're thirsty and only enough to satisfy that thirst.

2. Keep coffee/tea/alcohol to a minimum...

Life's been a lot easier for me, ever since I started doing the above.

Rich.
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The problem with the original calculation of 8 glasses of water per day is that it did not take into account the amount of water we ingest with our food. So the average person needs to drink less than that amount.

Water is still better for you than most other beverages available, but much individual research on the benefits of beer is ongoing.

Yes, there are some downsides to drinking before going to bed at night.

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The best way to drink water is to maintain a time and to drink it slowly.Minimum 4-5 litres in a day is enough I think.
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If you drink beer you get the added nutrients as well.

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Pedro,
CHEERS!

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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:27:20 AM

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somitkumar, think up your own posts or post somewhere else


kingfisher wrote:
Sorry, but a lot of this stuff is garbage. Old wives' tales.

I'm especially amazed at the strength and long life of two ideas that I consider ridiculous: 1) that you have to drink a proscribed amount of water each day, and 2) that by the time you sense thirst you are already dehydrated.

Both ideas are bunk.

Whether you are a creationist or believe in evolution, why would we have a faulty mechanism for maintaining proper hydration? Thirst is the natural way of knowing when one needs to drink. It is not a flawed system. It works just fine.

Forcing oneself to drink "x number" of glasses of water a day is also hooey. Any liquid you drink is mostly water, and all mostly-water drinks hydrate your body, contrary to popular belief.


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dia19
Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:45:27 AM

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Thanks for this Wonderful informative article.

Drink Water properly it helps metabolism system works properly.
2. It helps to reduce extra weight
3. It soften your skin


Not drink water too fast after exercise.
Praveen Kumar Amar
Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 11:59:12 PM

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Drinking Water etc. (liquids) early morning [waking at odd hours - people working in shifts] on empty stomach - the related side effects & remediation
-Consumption of milk & milk products after 6.00 pm / within about 5 hours of sleeping [people working in shifts] also has a considerable bearing on the conditions stated herein, for all, over 3 years of age including nursing mothers, pregnant women & sick people

For unrelated uneasiness and one or more acquired signs and/or symptoms viz.
acidity; backache; pain or discomfort in the chest; stomachache; bloating sensation; constipation, piles; irritation in the abdomen (gastritis); headache either in forehead, full or a part of head; swelling under the eye; joint pains – small or large; pain in shoulder; pain in neck; swelling in either/ or face, arm, shoulder, wrist, leg, ankle or foot; swollen finger accompanied with or without pain; popping of eye(s); pain in legs or shins – cramps; lethargy, fatigue, weakness; confused feelings; obesity; muscular wasting; asymmetrical body parts etc.

 Eating of suitable two biscuits made with basic ingredients only viz. marie, glucose, baked wheat etc. tends to resolve the side effects, when taken early morning on empty stomach. This, 15-20 minutes later, can be followed by usual consumption/ intake of liquids viz. drinking water, the tea, coffee, milk, fruit juices, and carbonated drinks, sharbat, concentrate - kaada etc.

 People taking medical interventions in the early morning on empty stomach must try to restrict accompanying water intake to 1 teaspoon. Maintain an interval of 30 minutes between the intake of the said biscuits and further 15-20 minutes later can be followed by usual consumption.
arun.fegade
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:38:08 PM
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The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong
1. Drink water when you wake up. Even if YOU are not thirsty.
arun.fegade
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 1:58:23 AM
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The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Even if YOU wake up after 8 o`clock in the morning.
arun.fegade
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The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, What does your body do while you exercise?
arun.fegade
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:28:00 PM
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The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, The body seems to have no water conservation mechanism. And is ordained "By Dr. Willie T. Ong"
arun.fegade
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 7:37:47 AM
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The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. And not a single drop at the middle of night?
arun.fegade
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 7:53:10 AM
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The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?
arun.fegade
Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2015 3:25:22 AM
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The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. Drinking water in the morning helps flush out the toxins ..... Drinking water at other times of the day does not help flush out toxins?
arun.fegade
Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 4:53:42 AM
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The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. Drinking water in the morning helps flush out the toxins that have accumulated all night. How to flush out the toxins that have accumulated during the day?
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arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?

arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?
arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?
arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?
arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?

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arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?

arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?
arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?
arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?
arun.fegade wrote:
The Correct Way To Drink Water
By Dr. Willie T. Ong

1. Drink water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a glass before you go to sleep, and another glass when you wake up. You are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning. After a meal, are you unnaturally thirsty or dehydrated?

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I agree. But it's only just 4 p.m. right here.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. (Anon)
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These might as well have been Jaden Smith tweets :D

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"Water In The Eyes And Alcohol In The Eyes Are Pretty Much The Same I Know This From First Hand Experience" - Jaden Smith




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Drink water only when your tongue signals you to do so. And dont ignore the signal.

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Four points from someone who's been advised by kidney specialists for years (had a transplant):

1) In recent years various American agencies (government and medical) have said there's nothing magical about 8 glasses of water per day. It was made up decades ago in order to get Americans to remember to drink water for their health since not everyone understood how bodies used water/fluids. It depends on size, age, metabolism, activity level, medical problems, meds, etc. Clearly, drinking adequate fluids each day e.g. several glasses of water, is necessary to maintain good health. But whether it's 6 or 9 for a particular person is based on how their kidneys (and other organs) are functioning, based on lab testing that any adult should have periodically, more often as we age.

2) Vegetables and fruits and other foods contain varying amounts of fluids/water in them, which helps your kidneys and other organs function well. Lettuce and squash are mostly water, oranges and other citrus are mostly water, etc. The "food pyramid" from the US Dept of Health continues to urge Americans eat 3-5 servings of vegies daily and the same for fruits. If you do that --- which a lot of us don't --- fewer glasses of water are necessary as the fruits/vegies supply your body fluid/water.

3) Fruit juices, milk, flavored waters, and even coffee, tea, diet sodas and beer are fluids, similar to water, and should be considered part of your water/fluid intake. These things do have added or even natural chemicals in them that may be harmful in some ways, and beer does tend to flush fluids out of the body. Flushing fluids out of the body isn't a bad thing as long as you're getting adequate fluids going through your system to begin with. Fluid is pretty much fluid...just understand that fluids with extra chemicals may be harmful and act accordingly.

4) Drinking too much water/fluid can be as detrimental to a body's function as drinking too little. People do die of over-drinking water or other fluids because it washes out important electrolytes (nutrients) that control things like blood pressure and heart functioning. Over-drinking at a modest level over a period of time can cause conditions like anemia, very low blood pressure leading to light-headedness, while significant over-drinking can cause irrational thinking, irregular heartbeats, and even cardiac arrest. How much is too much water/fluid? Like #1 above, it depends on the individual, but it's safe to say that a person who glugs down more than 12 to 15 glasses of water/fluid per day (a normal day that isn't overly hot or one in which you sweated a lot) is probably overdoing fluid intake.


Use discussions in forums like this as a spur to consider your health and eating practices, but consult your own doctor for what is best for you.
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Taking water than what is needed by the body can lead to 'water poisoning'.Hyperhydration due to excess ingestion of water, resulting in dilutional hyponatremia; WI is most common in Pts with psychiatric or neurologic disease, and may be accompanied by impaired renal fluid excretion and ↑ secretion of ADH, altered mental status, irritability, seizures, somnolence, hypothermia, edema; it is common in infants living in poverty, whose parents 'stretch' powdered formula by adding water Sports medicine Cerebral hyponatremia, hyponatremic encephalopathy A specific form of WI affecting the senses, which occurs in otherwise healthy long-distance runners–eg, ultramarathoners

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Tovarish wrote:
Dont put it with good whiskey, it tastes like medicine, only over ice.


Here I have to disagree with you, ice kills good whiskey it reduces the temperature of the liquid which reduces the amount of volatiles that are created when the liquid hits your tongue. These volatiles carry the bouquet of the whiskey to the nose and form a significant portion of how much we enjoy the taste of the whiskey. A little dash of water is what you need to loosen the drink.

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Water is known as 'Elixir of Life'. But excess of everything is bad.

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This bowl is the best source of your water intake for the entire day. You might need two other glasses. One in the morning and the second before going to bed. This is what I do.

This is an advice for individuals without preconditions.

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Margarit Bamllari wrote:
EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.
Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

For more:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8897662/EU-bans-claim-that-water-can-prevent-dehydration.html





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Some sayings or medical advice need the intervention of an expert. But some are the result of the experience of our daily life. Drinking water, daily walk, exercise time, quantity and quality of food items to be consumed are the examples which one should learn automatically as per his or her bodily responses. These are dependent upon the genetic construction of DNA of an individual. The opinions are not universal.


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Regarding the 8 glasses a day... This can't be sound advice, BECAUSE, a "glass" is not a unit of measure. How much fluid do we need to take in during a typical day, knowing that a good portion of what we need is contained in the foods we consume?
Weight Watcher's was horrible about this nonsense.

Sorry but I just couldn't read the whole thread, so if I'm off or duplicating... Sorry.
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The correct way to drink water is to put it in a glass of glass, take it upto your lips and drink it as per your thirst. No option, no other way.Dancing

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Yes there is, you can drink it from the other side of the glass, which is pretty tricky, but a great trick for curing hiccups.


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