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The truth has finally come to light; stop consuming eight glasses of water each day. OPINION

When adequate time and effort are invested in investigating widely circulated health advice, it is often discovered that the advice in question is not accurate. It's possible that you've spent your entire life doing something incorrectly simply because a lot of people advised you to. On the other hand, I'm going to show you how to stop. 

The importance of maintaining proper hydration and drinking enough water is something that we hear about quite frequently. Everyone from our teachers and parents to our health professionals and doctors insists that it is critical for us to consume eight glasses of water each day in order to maintain good health. However, it's possible that this isn't as accurate as you believe it is, and that the whole thing is just a massive fiction that was established by dishonest means. 

There is no credible evidence in the scientific community to support the assertion that consuming excessive quantities of water is in any way beneficial to one's health. There is no evidence to support these claims, despite the fact that there is some speculation that it may result in benefits such as smoother skin. The truth of the matter is that your body will let you know when it needs water by causing you to feel thirsty, and this is the only time that you should consume water. If you like to drink it, that's OK, but other than the fact that it's better for your health than soda and other sugary drinks, there's no benefit to drinking eight glasses of water every day. The question then is why exactly this misconception was started. It's possible that the truth is more depressing than you imagine. 

According to a website debunking urban legends with the catchy name "Adam Ruins Everything," the urban legend that you should have eight glasses of water every day was really developed by an energy drink business to get you to purchase more of their goods. It became common knowledge very rapidly, and not long after that, people started treating it as if it were a truth. This disheartening aspect of reality, in which the media is utilized to advertise fiction as fact, occurs on a regular basis and is a tragic component of reality. On the other hand, it is something about which we may educate ourselves and stop engaging in it in our regular lives. 

It's possible that in order to start living a healthier lifestyle, it's time to rethink what we accept as established truth and to start investing in actual, rigorous research that will both enrich and empower us. Tell me what you think of these observations in the comments below, and make sure to follow this page for more breaking news as it happens.

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