7 Myths About Drinking Water Busted
Water is often called the elixir of life but there are many myths surrounding water. Here’s a list of some of the common myths about drinking water:
1. Do not drink while eating meals
Every child probably got the scolding at some point in life, ‘Don’t drink while you are eating’. This is one myth that has been there for quite some time. The reason cited is that, drinking water during meals will interfere in the process of digestion. Recent studies have busted this myth. No such connection has been conclusively proven. The only thing water will do is to give the feeling of satiety, thus compromising your appetite for the rest of the meals. Otherwise, it’s perfectly OK to drink while eating.
2. Drink water to lose weight
It’s a good thing to drink water, but there’s no proof that drinking it will help you lose weight directly. Losing weight depends on a lot of other factors like your calorie intake, metabolic rate, your fitness regimen and the likes.
3. Drinking water is essential to have a radiant face
Not necessary! You can have radiant skin because of your genetic make–up, well balanced diet and a host of other factors besides drinking water. 8 glasses of water a day will not guarantee that you get a radiant face.
4. More the water, better it is
Some people just go overboard and keep drinking water all the time. Water is very important to us, but too much of everything is bad. Similarly too much of water can also upset the delicate sodium salt concentrations in body. So go easy on water, don’t overload your system by having too much of it.