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Myths & Facts About Water That You Never Knew

By Sravia Sivaram

We all require water to survive, but do you know everything about that miracle drink that we can't live without? Most of us are aware of the several myths about water. But do you know that most of the facts that you have heard about it are false?

Not everything that you hear out there is true. Sometimes, you may hear stories like there will be a global shortage of water and many other things.

Also read: What Happens If You Drink Too Much Water?

The truth is, the amount of water on planet earth has always remained the same and has not changed for over millions of years.

There are some really cool and amazing facts surrounding water that we never knew until now. This article is the right place for you to know all about those myths that we have believed in so far.

Those trivia facts surrounding water are the ones that people have been ignoring for so long and it's high time, you stop believing it, at least now.

Continue reading to know more about some of the myths on drinking water.


Myth 1. Drink Eight Glasses Of Water A Day:

Well, the truth is, there is no scientific evidence that shows that all of us require eight glasses of water a day for optimal health. The amount of water, you consume, actually depends on certain factors like age, weight, temperature, altitude, activity and pregnancy.


Myth 2. Water Flushes Out Body Toxins:

It is actually the kidneys that help get rid of the toxins from the body. If you do not drink enough water, the kidneys will not have have water to carry out their task of removing wastes and toxins.


Myth 3. Bottled Water Causes Tooth Decay:

Well, it is just that tap water contains fluoride and prevents tooth decay and bottled water does not contain fluoride.


Myth 4. Drinking Water Keeps The Skin Moist:

Drinking large quantities of water does not prevent dry skin and the health of the skin largely depends on other several internal matters.


Myth 5. Water Helps You Lose Weight:

Well, water doesn't help you lose weight. But replacing water with other calorie-rich beverages will affect you body weight, which may not help you lose weight.


Myth 6. Yellow Urine Is Due To Dehydration:

Some people may mistake yellow urine to be a sign of dehydration. However, yellow urine is not actually a sign of dehydration. When you notice the urine to be in an abnormally dark yellow colour, then that may be a sign of dehydration.


Myth 7. You Don't Require Much Water During The Winter Months:

During the summer, there are several visible signs of sweat and you tend to drink more water than ever. In winter, you don't tend to sweat much and you consume less water. However, in reality, the body loses fluids even during the winter months, primarily due to dry air.


Myth 8. Sports Drink Must Replace Water, To Perform Well in Athletics:

Sports drink does not necessarily help with the hydration process in your body. Drinking water is the best way to transport nutrients and energy throughout the body and to remove heat. Further, when it comes to long-distance marathons, then sports drinks can be preferred as well. But for everyday exercises, water must be the option.

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