Here’s Why You Struggle To Drink As Much Water As You’re Supposed To

It’s been drilled into our heads that we need to take down at least 64 ounces of water a day . . . that’s eight glasses.  OR WE WILL DIE or something.  But you’re not the only one who struggles to choke down that much water.

According to a new study out of Australia, our body has a swallowing mechanism that SHUTS DOWN when our body doesn’t need any more water.  So if you’re not thirsty but you try to drink water, you basically have to force your body to take it.

The researchers say this is our bodies telling us there’s no “right” amount of water to drink, and we should really just drink it when we’re thirsty.