We've all heard how important drinking water is for weight loss right? And what's the daily recommended amount: 8 glasses!
Guess what... put the water bottle down! This latest news just in.....
A new study done by an Australian professor at La Trobe University says NOPE!
He suggests an adequate daily fluid intake is about 11 cups for women and 14 cups for men.
However, this includes fluid found in food and beverages.
You can also get your daily fluid intake from fruit, vegetables, juices and even tea and coffee.
"If you're feeling thirsty then drink by all means a beverage. It doesn't have to be water,"
"I'm not saying you shouldn't drink water. I'm saying the need to drink two litres of water on a regular basis is a complete myth.
"We should be telling people that beverages like tea and coffee contribute to a person's fluid needs
He said drinking a large quantity of water in one sitting to reach the daily intake level was pointless because it would not be distributed where it was needed. L
"Water is important for health, however, the recommendation of eight glasses of pure water a day appears an overestimation of requirements,"
The "eight glasses a day" notion may have stemmed from guidelines published in the US in 1945.
So it is outdated!
The National Academy of Sciences recommended that about 2.5 litres of water should be consumed daily.