It’s a fairly known fact that the adult human body is typically 60% made out of water.
Hence comes the common sense that if you happen to become dehydrated, you have to drink water to get well. It’s an instinctual event, this is why our body developed the essential mechanism of thirst.
NHS health guidelines state clearly that drinking water helps avoid dehydration, and that people should drink at least 2.2 litres per day (half a gallon). The European Food Standards Authority* EFSA acknowledges that “water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions” and “water contributes to the maintenance of normal thermoregulation (body temperature)”
All fair, well and logical so far eh? No need to dwell on this at all really. Water is essential for our well being and prevents us becoming dehydrated.
Nothing to see here – move along……..
But wait, here is the European Food Standards Authority* and they’re taking another look.
They’ve just completed a three year study and found that water does not prevent dehydration, and as such bottled water manufactures should not advertise any statements on labels or during campaigns that claims it does.
So just to recap, the European Food Standards Authority has spent three years deliberating on whether water prevents dehydration.
They’ve found that it doesn’t.
And if you say it does you risk two years in prison.
Good that the normal work of the EU,
wasting thousands of euros on completely useless nonsense safeguarding the public, can continue while the continent’s economy collapses.
Thanks to ZME Science