Monday, May 13, 2013



  1. While I appreciate the idea behind it - namely, that remaining hydrated is important for better health - the statistic that the average person should drink 8-10 8oz glasses of water daily is not true.

    "Back in 1945 the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council stated that adults should take in about 2.5 liters of water per day (which is roughly the equivalent of eight glasses of water), but it also noted most of that intake level was already satisfied through the consumption of food without the need for the additional drinking of water...In short, though doctors don't recommend it, many of us could cover our bare-minimum daily water needs without drinking anything during the day."

    I like drinking water, and I like these infographics; that said, I realize many of them can spread rumors and myths. If this infographic had sources, I'd be more inclined to trust it.

    No offense, but that's just my opinion. :)

    1. Not a problem, always happy to hear other opinions. I think the bottom line is that we need to be consuming water -- that there are amazing benefits that come along with drinking, and while there are other drink options available, water should be the most frequently consumed beverage in a person's diet.