Busting the 8 cups of water myth

Staying hydrated is critical, especially in hotter weather, but do we really have to drink 8 cups of water a day to stay hydrated?

University of Alabama at Birmingham nutritionist Beth Kitchin, Ph.D., RDN, tells why this is a myth.

Kitchin, an assistant professor with the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, says there are many ways for you to get the daily amount of fluids needed.

“For some people who absolutely love water and drink their 8 cups a day, that’s fine,” Kitchin said. “But for people like me who do not like the taste of plain water, you can drink milk or juice because they are mostly water.”

What about coffee and tea?

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