We have all heard the popular notion that human beings require 8 glasses of water per day to stay healthy. However, a recent study has found a far simpler rule for drinking the optimal amount of water. 

“Only drink water when thirsty,” the study simply concludes. 

According to the study, when not thirsty, the body actively makes swallowing extra water more difficult. The brain has to override this inhibition in order to intake more water. 

“If we just do what our body demands us to we’ll probably get it right – just drink according to thirst rather than an elaborate schedule,” states study co-author Michael Farrell. 

So there you have it folks, when thirsty, be sure to drink a healthy glass of water. As far as rules go, this one seems fairly simple to follow. 

So stay thirsty for more water knowledge my friends, and have a great Wednesday. 

Info retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313389.php