Tom Brady’s Hydration Advice: Water Under the Bridge?
Nutritionist warns that while drinking lots of water is vital, a world-class athlete's regimen could be disastrous for the rest of us
Tom Brady’s hydration method might work for a world-class athlete, but one nutritionist warned that drinking as much water as the quarterback could kill you.
Brady, in his book “The TB12 Method,” claims that drinking more than 35 glasses of water per day will help you flush out the toxins in your body and even help you prevent sunburns.
“Drink at least one-half of your body weight in ounces of water every day,” the book recommends, according to the report. “That’s the minimum. Ideally, you’ll drink more than that, and with added electrolytes, too.”
Nutritionist Ariane Resnik told The Daily Meal on Tuesday that she would not recommend anyone drinking the amount Brady suggests.
According to The Daily Meal, taking in that much water could cause hyponatremia, which is caused when a person drinks so much water, sodium levels drop and could cause the cells to swell.
She warned that it could lead to a stroke.
“Increase your water intake by two to four glasses a day, and you will be better hydrated, your skin may look less wrinkled, and you’ll likely feel better,” Resnik said. “I’d avoid trying to become a human aquarium.”
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