How much water is enough?

Haven’t we all heard the decree that we must drink eight glasses of water a day for optimal health? I know I spent years at my university desk guzzling water till I was bloated, hoping to flush toxins and maintain a healthy glow. Who knew if it worked, it was just one of those things that everyone knew. Right?

Well, new research says that we must be careful with the water consumption — that overzealous H20 guzzling can result in serious health problems for some people — especially people with heart conditions, high blood pressure, and edema. has a section on the 8-glass-a-day misconception.

That said, we all need adequate water: it prevents dehydration, promotes healing, and flushes out the body. This article has some fabulous tips on getting enough of the cool, refreshing beverage.

Author by Kristin Scott