What? Didn’t theService, along with leading doctors and nutritionists, advise the public to drink at least 1.2 liters of water per day, to help us prevent kidney damage, lose weight and increase concentration levels?
People have been led to believe in a host of other health benefits attributed to an ample daily dose of water, but in a research published in the British Medical Journal, Dr. Margaret McCartney said, the ‘six to eight glasses of water a day’ was ‘not only nonsense but a thoroughly debunked nonsense,’ the Mail said.
She said research has shown the benefits of the drink were often ‘exaggerated’ by manufacturers of bottled waters.
Dr. McCartney warned too much water could lead to a fatal condition called hyponatraemia, where in the salt level in the body drops and could lead swelling in the brain.
Professor Stanley Goldfarb, a metabolism expert from the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S., said: ‘The current evidence is that there really is no evidence.
The best thing to do is to drink only when thirsty and to eat only when hungry.