But where did the 8 glasses per day gospel originate?
Dr. Frederick Stare suggested this theory in a book “Nutrition for Good Health” published in 1974 (“theory” being the operative word). The theory caught on despite its arbitrary origins and it has been speculated that bottled water companies are largely responsible for perpetuating the 8-a-day mantra.
So, how much SHOULD you drink? We all love rules, don’t we? Click on over to Diet Blog’s entry and find out!
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