Dear Doctor Purestorm - Am I dehydrating ?

Dear Doctor Purestorm - Am I dehydrating ?

29 posts
13 Sep 2012
I drink loads during the day, caffeinated drinks don't count as they can dehydrate you if you are just drinking them, so tea, coffee is uselessss lol. x x

Posted 16 Oct 2012
Few mentions of beetroot juice ... magic stuff. It enhances circulation by helping to create Nitric Oxide, so it's great for your heart, muscle and brain function. It's also ideal a couple of hours before vigourous exercise.

Coconut water is awesome for rehydration. If you add flavorants to water that's ok but water alone is great for cleansing, hydrating, enhancing metabolism, and suppressing appetite.

Posted 22 Oct 2012
mgphotomedia
I just measured my mug and its capacity is 350ml. I've had 4 mugs of tea since I got up this morning, about another 350ml of milk on my bran flakes and 568ml of milk with my sandwich at lunchtime. So that's 2.3litres already today and I expect my further consumption before bedtime tonight will be similar, if not more. Going to the pub will add around 1.5 litres - not that I do that very often these days. Based on that I'd say an average day for me is at least four litres, probably nearer five. On the subject of fruit and veg why is it that red stuff always tastes better than orange/yellow stuff and green stuff always tastes awful?
Caffinated and alcoholic drinks don't count. They dehydrate the body further. Milk doesn't count either.
Posted 22 Oct 2012
Edited by beauvoir 22 Oct 2012
lpphotografix
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lpphotografi..
Caffeinated drinks (coffee/tea/coke/red bull....) can "dehydrate" you. However the caffeine is actually a bladder irritant, and thus makes you want to urinate. Those of us who regularly drink too much caffeine become accustomed to the caffeine, in which case the "dehydrating" effect does not occur.

Posted 22 Oct 2012
mgphotomedia
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mgphotomedia
beauvoir

Caffinated and alcoholic drinks don't count. They dehydrate the body further. Milk doesn't count either.


Since the only time I drink plain water is to wash down a couple of paracetemol (ie once in a blue moon) I must be living proof that your theory is WRONG. I think you've been brainwashed into believing something that just isn't true. Sometimes you just have to apply a little common sense...
Posted 22 Oct 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 22 Oct 2012
I'm not wrong. Beer and milk aren't water. That was all I was saying.

I haven't been brainwashed, either. Alcohol and caffine dehydrate the body, and milk isn't water.



Posted 22 Oct 2012
paule
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paule
It's not 'water' it's fluids... and yes, milk contains water.... "All drinks count, but water, milk and fruit juices are the healthiest. It is best to avoid alcoholic drinks."

Water water, everywhere & even some to drink


It's 2012... how can people not know this stuff??

As a slight aside... there is no more or less water on earth now, than there has ever been... wooow... as all life is made up of water, every one and thing that lived and died ( we're 70% water ) is now back in the water cycle: people, dinosaurs, plants, fish... even all the pee that has ever been passed... yep, we're drinking/eating it!

Same goes for all the minerals we're made of, how cool is that... recycletastic.



 
Posted 23 Oct 2012
Edited by paule 23 Oct 2012
Oops, my mistake!!

Posted 23 Oct 2012
Forrestphotography
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1919_Images
The easiest way to tell if youre hydrated or not is the colour of your urine, it should be a pale straw colour, if its clear youre drinking too much water, (total horseshit)if its darker youre dehydrated. Rather than drinking large quantities of water eat fruit (fructose is one of the worst sugars to consume) vegetables or drink juice/milk (use milk to rehydrate? This will just up your fat content and contains poor sugar)as they contain large percentages of water and are much more beneficial to your body(horseshit again, vodka contains mostly water, why not drink that?).
I know you are only trying to help but unless you are truly qualified I'd stay away from giving advice on nutrition and stick to taking photos something you are good at. The advice you have given is antiquated and plain wrong.
Posted 27 April 2013
Forrestphotography
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Forrestphoto..
MichelleHush
does mixing it with ribena count (the low suger one) if it does then i definately get my water intake as im a right bena head i love it
Adding cordial or something else (x) to water will increase your ability to rehydrate as it will slow its transit whilst the other compound is split from the water and your body will have more chance to absorb it.
Posted 27 April 2013
Forrestphotography
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Forrestphoto..
lpphotografix
Caffeinated drinks (coffee/tea/coke/red bull....) can "dehydrate" you. However the caffeine is actually a bladder irritant (total bolx, it acts on anti diuretic hormone that regulates water balance, however you need over 500mg a day), and thus (i love that you use the word thus, makes it all sciencey) makes you want to urinate. Those of us who regularly drink too much caffeine become accustomed to the caffeine (the word is tolerance, it's what the big boys and girls use at med school) in which case the "dehydrating" effect does not occur.
Posted 27 April 2013
I have a modelling forum nutritional thread drinking game. Every time someone says some nonsensical urban myth or imaginary science i take a sip.

So yes i drink my 2 litres a day.

Posted 27 April 2013
OldMaster
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OldMaster
It's the best drink in the world!! But if you drink coffee or tea..or any beverage, it's got mostly water in it and contrary to popular myth such drinks do not dehydrate you!

2 litres of water is a lot of water and probably the recommendation from the bottled water companies! It has also been clearly demonstrated that bottled water is a rip off! Use your last bottled water bottle and fill it with tap water..it's probably better for you anyway because of the minerals in it.

But it is common sense, you need to replace the water you use up and if you are not sweating in a gym or running miles you will probably find 2l is over kill..as others have said, you can judge by your urine colour to some extent..and lack of enough water is the most common cause of headaches..

Common sense finds the balance!

Posted 29 April 2013
Socialdisaster
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Posted 29 April 2013
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