Nutrition Myths

Tag - thirst

Hypohydration

Hypo-hydration is a state of an inadequate amount of water required for normal functioning of the body. In other words, it is a body water content beyond normal. It also refers to the status with a maximum urine osmolality. Severe hypo-hydration...

Hyperhydration

Hyper-hydration refers to an excessive amount of water in the body. It is the opposite of dehydration. It is usually caused by excessive fluid intake. Hyper-hydration refers to the status with a minimum urine osmolality.

Dehydration

Dehydration is the process where body water is lost. It usually occurs as a result of excessive sweating (often when during physical exercise there is not enough fluid intake), vomiting, diarrhea and diuretics. The following are progressive signs of...

8 by 8 rule

The 8 by 8 rule states that drinking 8 glasses of 8 ounces per day of fluids is optimal for your wellness. It is not very clear where the rule comes from and it has many critics. There are several related myths and variations based on the 8 by 8...