Endocrinologist Ulyana Rumyantseva dispelled the main misconceptions about drinking water. The nutritionist “CM-Clinic” told about this to the agency “Prime“.
According to her, one of the most popular myths is that only clean water is taken into account when calculating the consumption rate. The expert explained that it is necessary to count all the liquid consumed during the day, including tea, coffee, juices and broth in the soup. At the same time, Rumyantseva notes that alcohol and soda should not be included in the calculations.
The information that you need to drink two liters of water per day is also a myth, the expert said. She clarified that the consumption rate is individual. So, an adult man with average physical activity should drink about 35 milliliters of water for each kilogram of his weight, and a woman – 25-30 milliliters. At the same time, for overweight people, this indicator is calculated on the ideal weight for a given height and gender, Rumyantseva emphasized.
In addition, the specialist refuted the misconception that drinking water contributes to weight loss. She added that in this case, a person can confuse the feeling of hunger and thirst, and instead of drinking water, eating and gaining excess weight.
Earlier, British nutritionist Keith Llewelyn-Waters named a weekly portion of sweets, pizza and alcohol for those wishing to eat well. According to the expert, pizza, especially high quality pizza, can be healthy. Regardless, it should be eaten no more than once a week and should be monitored closely for portion sizes. It is recommended to eat foods high in sugar no more than once or twice a week. At the same time, the nutritionist believes that alcohol can be consumed several times a week, while limiting one to two glasses a day.