Hydration Institute

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

alcohol & dehydration

Alcohol Does Dehydrate You. Here’s What to Do About It

Alcohol removes water and important nutrients from your body, making hangovers longer and worse. Try this action plan to get back on track faster.  

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Does Beer Hydrate You?

Alcohol consumption can have varying dehydrating effects. The question we want to answer is: does beer hydrate you? According to some studies, beer may actually hydrate you adequately. However, stronger beers may actually cause dehydration.

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The Science of Festival Hydration

Summer’s almost here! Tis’ the season of festivals, pool parties, beach parties, and garden parties—what we’ve all been waiting for. But summer isn’t always as carefree as we’d like it to be; sunburns, mosquitoes, and excess sweat can be enough to make us want to retreat back into AC.

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Does “Sweating It Out” Work As A Remedy For Hangovers?

Everyone knows hangovers suck, and so does finding the most effective hangover cure. Hangovers mess with you right when you wake up, and the particularly nasty ones can ruin the entire day.

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The Coolest Music Festivals You've Never Heard Of

Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, South by Southwest, Ultra, Governors Ball, Coachella, all on the festival lovers hit list. The US is well-known for its diverse festival scene — Ultra alone attracted over 165,000 attendees hailing from all corners of the world to sunny Miami last March.

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Which drinking persona are you?

How do you avoid a hangover? Drinking alcohol is an activity that most adult Americans enjoy on some level. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (scary sounding!), 56% of Americans over 18 reported drinking in the past month, and 70% reported drinking in the past year.

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