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Is it possible to drink too much water?

In short, yes: There is such a thing as drinking too much water.

  • Kidneys can excrete up to 28 liters of fluid in a day, but only one liter an hour. Drinking more than this can lead to water intoxication and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Doing so can dilute the sodium in their bodies, resulting in a condition called hyponatremia (this happens mostly to athletes).

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Hydration Is Essential, but Can You Drink Too Much Water?

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Chocolate Uplifts Our Mood

Having something sweet when we are feeling low, like a piece from a box of dark chocolates instantly uplifts our mood. Apart from the nutritious benefits of eating food, there are many psychological, physiological and motivational effects on us, both positive and negative.

Example: Carbonated beverages, like a can of diet coke, can evoke aggressive reactions, especially in people who have a history of aggression or violence.

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Weirdly True: We Are What We Eat

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