DailyDirt: Don't Drink The Water?!

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Drinking eight glasses of water every day might be overkill, but it's good to stay hydrated. Even though it's almost the end of summer (for folks in the northern hemisphere at least), here are a few quick links on quenching your thirst. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    fb39ca4 (profile), Sep 9th, 2011 @ 5:16pm

    Not the average kind of milk.

    Processed, corn fed, pasteruized milk is just as good for you as soda.

     

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      monkyyy, Sep 9th, 2011 @ 5:37pm

      Re: Not the average kind of milk.

      i love both :D

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2011 @ 10:50pm

      Drinking eight glasses of water every day

      "Drinking eight glasses of water every day" where did this come from and what proof is there backing it up?

       

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      abc gum, Sep 10th, 2011 @ 7:26am

      Re: Not the average kind of milk.

      pop, soda, whatever ...
      high fructose corn syrup.

       

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      DinDaddy (profile), Sep 10th, 2011 @ 2:38pm

      Re: Not the average kind of milk.

      Don't think so. My kid is very thin and in much better shape than most of his peers, and I am still thin at 49 years old even though we both drink a pretty significant amount of whole milk every day.

      There are certainly some negatives to drinking milk, but crap corn syrup based soda has more, and basically no upside.

      This research is interesting to me, as I always drank milk for reasons of thirst when I was a kid and teenager, and everyone thought I was weird. I didn't start drinking water in any significant amounts until I was in my late 20s.

      On the other hand, I'd be very interested in who funded the research, and if there are any dairy industry connections.

       

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    freak (profile), Sep 9th, 2011 @ 6:23pm

    Eh?

    When I click on the amoeba link from the frontpage, it links to techdirt.com. In this 'read more' page, it links correctly.

    What's up with that?

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 10th, 2011 @ 12:20am

    Hydration Is Better With Something In The Water

    You retain the water better if it has a bit of salt and sugar dissolved in it. Which is why I think drinking fruit juice is better than plain water.

     

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    Rekrul, Sep 10th, 2011 @ 1:43am

    Forget Camelbaks if you live in Seattle. Just wear a raincatch -- a raincoat that collects and purifies water for its wearer. It ain't pretty (and it's probably really heavy), but it'll keep you hydrated if you're really paranoid about potable water...

    Did they get permission from Frank Herbert's estate before trying to create clothing that purifies and provides drinking water?

     

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    aikiwolfie (profile), Sep 10th, 2011 @ 12:35pm

    You normally know when you need a drink.

    Most of the water we need comes from our food. Anybody who actually drinks 8 pints of water everyday will likely suffer from water on the brain. Which can be fatal or leave lasting damage.

    Play it safe and pay attention to your body. You normally know when you need a drink. Because you're thirsty!

     

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