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1. Healthier digestion

Drinking hot water helps to break down food faster than drinking cold or warm water. It reduces the risk of constipation by supporting regular bowel movements.

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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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Drinking enough water

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. The one thing we can do to prevent chronic illness is long-term hydration.

Achieving a state of hydration is possible. The popular rule is eight cups of water a day. However, there is no one-size-fits-all. A better practice is to drink half your weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, your body will need 60 ounces of water a day.

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