Hydration Institute

Everything you’ll ever need to know

Thoroughly researched articles and advice about hydration and health, curated by a team of Oxford scientists.

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What Are the Benefits of Drinking Salt Water?

When you drink salt water, it seems you’ll get most of the benefits that come with drinking regular tap water, plus some. After all, consuming any water should help replace bodily fluids lost over the course of the day, thus boosting hydration. Additionally, there are a few theorized health benefits that specifically come with drinking salt water.

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What are the benefits of drinking water?

We all know we should drink more water. We hear this advice from our moms, our coaches, and our health gurus. Suggestions of how much you should drink can vary, with the 10-cups-per-day or the one-gallon-per-day rules standing out as particularly common guidelines. The point of this article is to explain the benefits of drinking water.

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How To Read Nutrition Labels

What we eat matters, but how aware are you of what you’re actually putting in your body? We know nutrition labels may seem intimidating, but don’t worry! We’ll walk you through how to read a nutrition label, so that you can get the most out of what you eat and drink.

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Why Am I Always So Thirsty? - 5 Possible Causes of Thirst

Drinking water seems like a simple enough step in our daily self-care routines, but is sometimes hard to keep track of. While some struggle to drink enough water, others over-indulge. Excessive thirst is defined by doctors as drinking more than 3 liters a day. Determining the cause of excessive thirst can be tricky, so we’ve summed up some potential causes of thirst that you may not have considered.

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What Minerals are in Water?

If you ask a scientist “what is water?” they’ll probably tell you it’s the pure liquid form of the chemical H2O. The water we drink in our everyday lives, however, isn’t pure H2O. This doesn’t mean the water isn’t healthy. Quite the opposite, really. The impurities in our drinking water often include essential dietary minerals.

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5 Ways Travelers Get Dehydrated

As soon as you swap that desk chair for an airplane seat (even if the leg room is tiny), you begin to realize that vacation feels great. It provides a much-needed break from the general hustle-and-bustle of adulthood. It reinvigorates the body and mind, and is scientifically proven to boost productivity and resilience in the workplace.

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