Our ancestors did not sip from water bottles ad libitum*.
I imagine their habitats were near water sources and/or they managed with hydrating via alternative methods, i.e. from moisture-rich food. Consequently, they would have adapted to sparse and infrequent water consumption, sometimes for extended periods.
Based on the paleo paradigm, it follows that modern water consumption may not be optimal for health and that some people may be adversely affected. Yet this does not appear to be the case.. or is it?
Do you think paleo style water consumption is better for health and are there certain people/circumstances for which ad libitum water consumption may be unhealthy?
- ad libitum = "at one's pleasure"