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A country that produces 10 per cent of the world’s crops is now the world’s largest consumer of groundwater, and aquifers are rapidly becoming depleted across much of India. These are the findings of a new study in Science Advances, led by experts
While drinking a minimum of two litres of water a day is a boost to over-all health, doing so is excellent in preventing eye irritation and dryness; more so when one finds it still is difficult to resist coffee even during the soaring summer heat.
The best way to hydrate is “drink to thirst” since the worst in over-consuming water is coma while dehydration in extreme cases leads to death. “However, if the conditions are hot and (one is) planning to exercise for prolonged periods, I would recommend (the consumption of) approximately 250 millilitres of water before exercise, which is about the most the stomach can tolerate and absorb in the period just before exercise,” said Dr Chad Asplund.
For more than four decades Ramzan has been a “mashki,” or water bearer, an age-old profession now in decline as water companies and tankers increasingly supply residents.