Barely visible 30 years ago, bottled drinking water has become a “fashion accessory and a token of instant gratification and symbolism”, said an Australian researcher, Dr Spero Tsindos.
But although our bodies need around two litres of fluid daily, this does not have to be water, and is often within food.
Tea and coffee also count, said Dr Tsindos, from La Trobe University, Victoria, who says we are drinking “copious amounts of water” without valid reason.
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This article was originally post at “Think Science Now” and was written by: Maria Angelica Linton, Principal Scientist
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