Our expert says:
Firstly both you and your friend should not drink 6-8 glasses of water a day if you are also ingesting other liquids. Adults need about 2,5 litres of liquid per day. Drinking more can lead to electrolyte imbalances as minerals like potassium, sodium and magnesium are washed out of the body by excess liquid consumption. If you drink your additional 3-4 glasses of water a day throughout the day it will benefit you more than downing this volume in one go. The idea is to hydrate the body throughout the day. So you are correct.
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