Vodka is mostly water, right?
Jamie Hale reports that drinking eight 8 oz glasses of water a day may not be necessary. The roots of the myth?
[Physician Heinz] Valtin thinks that the notion may have started in 1945 when the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council recommended approximately “1 milliliter of water for each calorie of food,” which would amount to roughly 2 to 2.5 quarts per day (64 to 80 ounces).I can't even begin to tell you what this means to me: wine, vodka, ICED TEA!! They are all basically water (with delicious flavorings). Add Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles to this list, and I might just be in heaven.
In its next sentence the board stated, “[M]ost of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.” But that last sentence seems to have been missed, so that the recommendation was erroneously interpreted as how much water a person should drink each day.