Just tell me: Is drinking water good for me or not?
Trying to stay ahead of the health curve is never easy anymore. Some study comes out showing the health benefit of drinking water, and the next thing you know, people are plopping $3.50 down for a pint of water bottled by hand by virgins near a spring in the Alps.
It turns out, according to Stanley Goldfarb, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, that there’s little evidence that drinking 8 glasses of water a day, does anything for you, or so his study says. He also points out there’s no evidence there isn’t a health benefit either.
And the whole “flushing out the toxins” thing? “I always laugh when I hear that one,” says Stella Volpe, a nutritionist at the University of Pennyslvania School of Nursing. “Your kidneys do that job.”
Water is so yesterday.
But the story doesn’t end there. At least one natural health Web site debunked the debunking by suggesting that it’s a plot by doctors to get more patients with kidney problems.