How Much Water-Day Myth Come From?

How much water should we drink everyday has always been a question It depends on many factors such as age, gender, health, your activity, and where you live. ("Water: How Much Should You Drink Every Day?") The one who suggested eight glasses in the beginning was Fredrick John Stare. He was a nutritionist and a professor that founded and taught at Harvard School of Public Health in 1942. He advocated that people need to drink at least six glasses water throughout the day and eat the basic four food groups to remain healthy. ("Where Did the 8-glasses-of-water-a-day Myth Come From?") Over time research has made progress with answers to the question of how much water our body needs. The human body needs water to survive because we are made up of 70% water. Without enough water we would dehydrate goes into shock, blood pressure would drop and eventually die because our cells must have water. Age and gender …show more content…
The FDA doesn’t require bottle water companies to tell where their water comes from or what’s in it. Ultimately, it’s the consumer’s choice whether they prefer bottle or tap. Our government is committed for us to have clean water whether it is bottle or tap. Tap water is processed and treated and inspected regularly Tap and bottled water taste the same and it is a personal preference whether you desire one or the other. Side by side you really can’t tell the difference. Well water needs to be tested yearly for bacteria and nitrates and my need to be tested every three to five years for arsenic, radon, uranium, fluoride and lead. If contaminated well water will need to be treated. Unlike bottle water and tap public health authorities don’t check the quality of well water. The owner has to do these tests for contaminates.

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