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How Much Water Should You Actually Drink Every Day?

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Alexandra Hansen

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clockApr 25 2018, 15:30 UTC

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Everyone knows humans need water and we can’t survive without it. We’ve all heard we should be aiming for eight glasses, or two litres of water per day.

This target seems pretty steep when you think about how much water that actually is, and don’t we also get some water from the food we eat?

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We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day.

All five experts said no

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Here are their detailed responses:


If you have a “yes or no” health question you’d like posed to Five Experts, email your suggestion to: alexandra.hansen@theconversation.edu.au


The ConversationDisclosure statements: Toby Mündel has received research funding from the Gatorade Sport Science Institute and Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, which has included research on hydration.

Alexandra Hansen, Section Editor: Health + Medicine, The Conversation

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