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I have been advised to consistently drink 100 (one hundred) oz of water/water-based liquids every day. I've done pretty well at keeping to that, but now that I have a cold, I'd like to drink more. On the other hand, I understand that the first undesirable thing too much liquids will result in is over-diluting the electrolytes in my blood. I know that there are electrolyte supplements, such as Gatorade, and even calorie-free supplements that are easy to fit into my diet. How much is known about how much electrolytes I should add for how much water I drink beyond some point, and at what point does it start approaching overhydration?

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  • So in a nutshell, what are you trying to ask
    – Prince
    Oct 25 '16 at 19:09
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    What would be a good protocol for washing out the germs from my body with lots of water without overdoing it, doing things to raise the limit?
    – Post169
    Oct 25 '16 at 19:14
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    You cannot wash germs out of your body.
    – Carey Gregory
    Oct 25 '16 at 19:18
  • I know I can't wash live gems, but I also know it helps to drink lots of liquids. I think it reduces the time the white blood cells need to spend holding on to the dead bodies of the germs they've killed, or something like that.
    – Post169
    Oct 25 '16 at 19:21

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