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Is drinking water good for health?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: 6-8 glasses a day

Drinking water keeps us hydrated and helps the body filter out wastes & toxins more quickly.
Other liquids (juice, milk, etc) contain water, but also have calories & sugars, so too much can make you gain weight. Coffee, teas & sodas with caffeine, and alcohol are diuretics, which actually make us urinate out more water. Drink enough water that your urine looks mostly clear with slight yellow color.

In brief: 6-8 glasses a day

Drinking water keeps us hydrated and helps the body filter out wastes & toxins more quickly.
Other liquids (juice, milk, etc) contain water, but also have calories & sugars, so too much can make you gain weight. Coffee, teas & sodas with caffeine, and alcohol are diuretics, which actually make us urinate out more water. Drink enough water that your urine looks mostly clear with slight yellow color.
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