Myth Busting the how much water to drink a day

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Myth Busting the how much water to drink a day

Today we're going to talk about the "8 glasses of water a day" myth.

I'm going to go through the 5 lies about drinking more water. Many people were taught to drink 8 glasses of water per day. But do you really need to do this? Water myths:

1. 60% of the body is water—False

2. The body doesn't know when it's thirsty—False 

3. Water flushes out fat—False

4. Water flushes out toxins—False 

5. Water helps dry skin—False People that drink the most water are actually the most dehydrated because of the difference in electrolytes. Hyponatremia is a condition where you can get really sick or even die because of drinking too much water.

I drink about 2-3 cups of water a day. Your body adjusts to maintain a natural balance. Just make sure only to drink when you're thirsty.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting.

He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals.

He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.