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Is drinking water during or after a meal better?

Remember not to drink too soon before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices While that claim might sound reasonable at first, I doubt this has any effect you need to consider ...
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how it's better to drink water, fast or slowly?

I don't see a lot of difference between drinking few sips and 1 cup (8 oz, 237 mL) of water at once. If you drink a large amount of water at once, for example, 500 mL (2 cups, 16 oz), all this water ...
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Which one is more harmful for your kidneys, drinking more or less water?

Background reading Even though your fluid intake can be highly variable, the total volume of fluid in your body normally remains stable. Homeostasis of body fluid volume depends in large part on the ...
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Can drinking ultra-pure water be dangerous?

ACUTE effects of drinking distilled water The idea behind the myth that distilled water is harmful is that its low osmolality ("tonicity") could dangerously decrease the blood osmolality, which is ...
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Not taking bath or shower when sick

Is there any evidence that taking a bath or shower when sick has negative effects? This is quite interesting because I've heard MANY patients with this same belief. Some people believe that bathing ...
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How much water is too much?

Water intoxication is possible; it seems that realistic danger starts when you (as an adult) drink 2 liters or more water per hour for several hours in a row. In small children this amount is ...
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Is drinking cold water bad for you?

1. Freezing cold (4 °C) beverages do not increase the secretion of the gastric acid more than lukewarm or hot beverages, according to this study: McArthur KE et al, Gastric acid secretion, gastrin ...
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When should I drink from the sea?

In the attempt to prevent or treat dehydration you should not drink sea water. In short: By drinking seawater you ingest excessive amount of sodium chloride, which needs to be excreted by urine in ...
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What is the difference between soda water and water?

Chemically speaking, carbonated water is just plain water with carbon dioxide dissolved in it under high pressure. It hydrates just as well as normal water, because it still contains plain H2O. ...
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Is it safe to reboil tap water?

Snopes has covered this. In summary, there is no risk to boiling the same water more than once. Nothing about the water changes except the temperature. There could be theoretical risks if you ...
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What is the best way to obtain pure drinking water in the U S?

Mineral water from a glass bottle can have a good taste, is clean and does not contain fluoride (or far less than tap water). It is sodium in mineral water that is most responsible for its (good) ...
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Does drinking water more than 10 liters per day has any benefit or side effect?

Drinking the appropriate amount of water is okay, but when it becomes excessive, then it could lead to some dangerous circumstances. The appropriate amount of water varies according to lifestyle. ...
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How much water does a 30 year old male need to drink daily?

The daily water requirements for a 30 years old male are in general the same as for other adults. You need to consume as much water as you lose it. A young adult loses at least about 1 liter per day --...
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Filtered water vs boiled water

The hazards from drinking water in Mumbai in 2012-2013 were identified as Officials said the contaminants found in Mumbai's water were sand particles, sewage water, E.coli, other bacterial content ...
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Do most people actually manage to drink 2 litres of water a day?

In short: It may not be possible to recommend any fixed amount of water to anyone, because the water needs differ from person to person, and for a given person, from day to day, which mainly depends ...
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How long would someone be able to live if they suddenly became allergic to water?

Due to the rarity of the condition, pathogenesis is poorly understood. According to Aung, Montelibano, & Zin (2017), water may act as a solvent in aquagenic urticaria, solubilizing an antigen that ...
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Is it not healthy way to boil water in plastic electric kettle?

This depends, unfortunately. And it does depend a bit on budget as well. Electric kettles used for boiling water can leach certain substances. For plastic the main concern currently is BPA leaching. ...
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Daily dose of recommended water

A cup is a non-standard unit of measurement for volume: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cup_(unit) It usually varies between 200ml and 250ml. In the U.S., it is 2.365882365 decilitres exactly (which ...
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Are water only fasts healthy? Can they cause headaches or other medical problems?

You have to be sensible, losing weight is simple thermodynamics. If you consume less calories than you need, you will lose weight. Examine.com says it best: What should I eat for weight loss? Eat ...
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Consequences of habitual overconsumption of water?

Your body should tightly control the water concentration (osmolality) via sensors in the brain (osmoreceptors) which send chemical signals (vasopressin) to the kidneys. These receptors are very ...
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How long is stored tap water safe to be around (not drink)?

Water stored in jugs that are never opened could contain a dozen lethal diseases and as long as you left the jugs tightly closed they would be harmless. The danger comes when water containing ...
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can I mix cool water with hot water

There is ill effect if the water contains germs. Boiling water kill the germs, and mixing them with cold water will result in a temperature low enough for the germs from the cold water to survive. ...
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Does hot water kill germs better than cold water?

They weren't entirely wrong. Saying that warm water kills germs better isn't true, but warm water is good for getting rid of dirt, grime, and oils. It works in the same way as dissolving sugar in ...
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How often should you drink water? Not how much

In a recent Time magazine article, they reference a 2015 study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about recommended water drinking frequency, "A randomized trial to assess the ...
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Why do I feel dehydrated when I wake up very early?

The feeling of dehydration may be due to dry mouth, for example, due to stress related to getting up early. Feeling unrefreshed due to lack of sleep may also make you feel dehydrated. But this is not ...
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Limited amount for drinking water?

Drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication, but For those who have healthy kidneys, it is rather difficult to drink too much water (according to Wikipedia). Another article has ...
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Do most people actually manage to drink 2 litres of water a day?

I think most people do not drink a such quantity of water. Think: 2 litres are more or less equal to 8 glasses, but on average we have: 2 for breakfast, 2 for lunch, 2 for dinner [ 1 ], that's just ...
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Do most people actually manage to drink 2 litres of water a day?

We can find the answer here: Among U.S. adults, men consumed an average of 3.46 liters (117 ounces) of water per day, and women consumed 2.75 liters (93 ounces) per day. Men aged 60 and over ...
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Why drinking unflavored sparkling water has such an aggressive effect on teeth?

If it is just sparkling water, not other acids –aka flavours– added, then it is not that bad for your teeth. It all depends on how acidic, how low the pH level for the actual drink is and for how ...
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Why drinking unflavored sparkling water has such an aggressive effect on teeth?

From "Modern Food Microbiology" by James M. Jay, Martin J. Loessner and David A. Golde: The pH of non-carbonated water should be around neutrality, whereas that of carbonated water is typically ...
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