Graedon: Eight glasses of water is just an urban myth
When we ask how much water is healthy for us, the standard response is eight glasses of water per day. If someone had high blood pressure, could eight glasses of water per day be too much? I was thinking that since the first thing most doctors turn to for treating high blood pressure is a diuretic, maybe the problem is consuming too much water in the first place, as well as too much salt. Has there been any research on this?