Can Drinking Too Much Water Be a Bad Thing?
by Alecia Corban-Hart
Drinking too much water can lead to a condition known as "water intoxication"
where the body is not able to process the excess liquids, and your cells and tissues
can begin to swell. This condition can be fatal, or at least cause serious health
problems. Excessive water in the system has been shown to disrupt your natural
electrolyte balance, put excessive strain on the kidneys, cause irregular heartbeat,
and allow fluids to enter the lungs. Very serious stuff.

So that is the bad news about water, but here is the good news.

Okay, so that is the bad news associated with over drinking, but there is plenty of
good news as well. Consider this, a healthy adult can process up to 15 liters of water
each day, without any ill effects, if the water is drank over time. It would take an
enormous volume of water, drank over a very short period of time to cause water
intoxication. You almost have to try to get water intoxication, and most adults will
feel "full" long before they are able to drink enough water to feel the ill effects of
water intoxication.

The original recommendation stands.

The general guideline is that adults will need three quarts of liquids each day. Now,
much of that you can get from the foods you eat, but the recommendation is to still
supplement your liquid intake with water each day. If it is a warm day, or you are
exercising you will need to adjust your water intake accordingly.

So, while it is possible to drink too much water it is not something for most rationale
adults to be concerned with. Continue to add the recommended dosage of water to
your daily regime, which is about 8-10 glasses for most adults, and your will be doing
your part to keep your body healthy and fit. So what are you waiting for, head to the
kitchen and grab a glass of water today!


About The Author

Alecia is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys helping others lose weight. She is a
landscape designer by trade, and her latest website is designed to help you find the
right
, or a for your home.
There has been a lot of talk about the
positive benefits of drinking water
when trying to lose weight. It has
been shown that those who drink
water consume fewer calories, and
sped their metabolisms more than
their non water drinking counterparts.

Which begs the question, can I drink
too much water? Is there such a
thing as "too much of a good thing"?

The short answer is yes, it is possible
to drink too much water. But let us
take a closer look at that.
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