Science says that when you’re thirsty, you’re already partially dehydrated.
Science also now claims that water may not be the best drink to cure that.
While H20 is most people’s go-to when it comes to quenching their thirst, it turns out that the beverage doesn’t possess all the key ingredients required to ensure that your body is hydrated to the max.
According to David Nieman, a professor of public health at Appalachian State University and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus, “If you’re drinking water and then, within two hours, your urine output is really high and [your urine] is clear, that means the water is not staying in well. There’s no virtue to that kind of consumption.”
So what should we be drinking?
A new study from Scotland’s St. Andrews University says milk.
Milk contains fat, protein, salt, and sugar which coat the stomach and allows the body to absorb it better.
Of the 13 beverages examined in the study, skim milk ranked top, followed by Pedialyte, full-fat milk, orange juice, soda, diet soda, cold tea, tea, sports drinks, still water, sparkling water, lager, and finally, coffee.