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Thursday, February 12, 2004
The Institute of Medicine in Washington and Health Canada have determined that you do not necessarily need eight glasses of water a day. Furthermore, Beer and Coffee do not have a diuretic affect on the human body, but rather add net water to your system.
The independent institute sets nutrition recommendations. The nutrition, pediatrics and geriatrics experts concluded the average North American woman requires about 2.7 litres of fluid a day and men need 3.7 litres.I am a big water drinker, but I am also a big coffee drinker and a big booze drinker. Lucky for me, they are all healthy!
The fluid doesn't all have to come in form of water. Milk, juice and soup all add up, and even a cold beer or caffeinated coffee count.
The belief that beer or coffee draw fluid from the body is mostly a myth, according to University of Alberta physiology Prof. Susan Jacobs-Kaufman.
"It has very, very little if any diuretic effect," said Jacobs-Kaufman. "Overall, you're still gaining fluid for it to go back out of the kidney ultimately."