4/22/05 Show 20/20 H2O myth - page 3

I have been watching tonights 20/20 on food mythis. They just debuncted the fact that we need 8 8oz glasses of water a day. Their expert says you get most of the H2O you need from the food you eat... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
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    Congratulations on cutting out Pepsi!

    Just for clarification green tea does indeed contain caffeine, I can't remember the milligrams but it does. I think about 1/4 the caffeine as coffee, not nearly the same. But green tea has a host of other benefits because of it's antioxidants, it's a worthwhile drink to add.
    Ah, green tea was one of the myths that was talked about too . . . .I think the jury was out on that one because that is where I came in . .

    steph
  2. by   HisTreasure
    Quote from Tweety
    Congratulations on cutting out Pepsi!

    Just for clarification green tea does indeed contain caffeine, I can't remember the milligrams but it does. I think about 1/4 the caffeine as coffee, not nearly the same. But green tea has a host of other benefits because of it's antioxidants, it's a worthwhile drink to add.
    Thanks for the clarification. We thought there was no caffeine, but a small amount is still acceptable to me. I am just happy that I am losing weight and I don't seem in danger of passing another stone in the near future. :chuckle
  3. by   rogramjet
    I think it really depends on how active you are as well. If you are doing heavy exercise you are going to need more water than if you are a couch potato. The way I look at it is, are 8 glasses of water going to hurt you? Unless you have serious retention problems and are on a fluid restriction, probably not. So why not drink the 8 glasses? Couldn't hurt.
  4. by   Thunderwolf
    Each person's body is different, but some indicators of poor hydration that has stood the test of time is skin turgor and the color of one's urine. Good skin turgor and light colored urine might be the way to go here as a personal benchmark.
  5. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    There are days when I crave a big glass of ice water. If I have been doing serious cardio I can drink a bottle and a half of water in thirty seconds.

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