Recently, many influencers like Alise, Sophie and others like them have sworn off H2O, preferring instead to hydrate by "eating" their water”.
For example, Alise started posting about her "no water" regimen, where she replaced fluids with water-rich fuits. This abstinence went hand in hand with bouts of "dry-fasting", where she wouldn't eat anything fo 24 hours at a time, claiming that apart from taking 5 sips of green tea when it's too cold, she wouldn't eat anything and feeling stoked.
This no water and dry fasting regime has taken a rise in many accounts that share being run by women, promoting yoga and a fitness lifestyle, living in gap year destinations. Also claiming that "you don't hydrate from water, it just cleanses", so if you eat raw foods and fruits, you don't really need water. Also claiming that water is toxic and dirty and that the common guidance of drinking 2 liters a day is "all business and marketing" from Big Water,
Claiming the best way to hydrate is with "living water" (like melon juice and coconut water) from fruits. Experts warn that promoting these dietary choices could be harmful to their followers, of which there are thousands. And even if in some situations, water from plants can replenish minerals to our bodies, like cucumber water, the average person still needs to ingest fluids alongside these kinds of foods.
Do you hate water, ONTD?