Did you know that up to 60% of human body is composed of water? Have you heard that you need at least eight glasses of water every day? Well, we've been hearing it from doctors, nutritionists, trainers, and health and fitness experts every single time. Aren't we?
The idea of eight glasses of water every day was first proposed by a researcher in 1921 after measuring the ratio of water intake to urine output while also considering the change in color of the liquid. Every doctor agreed and later it went on to become a standard minimum requirement for everyone ranging from teens to grandparents.
Insufficient Intake Of Water Increases The Likelihood Of Multiple Diseases
There are multiple researches pointing out that anyone that doesn't take the minimum quantity of water intake is likely to experience problems like heat stroke, kidney stone formation, urinary infection, dry mouth, poor cavities, bladder and colon cancer, cataract, lung infection, and weakened immune system.
In a study conducted by medical researchers at Harvard University in 1999, it was found that 47,909 men that were under observation had a 7% lesser chance of developing bladder cancer for every single cup of water they took. It was concluded that drinking eight cups of water every day can reduce the threat of bladder cancer by up to 50 percent.