Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson drinks 15 liters of water every day! Is it safe?

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson drinks 15 liters of water every day! Is it safe?

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson drinks 15 liters of water every day! Is it safe?
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson drinks 15 liters of water every day! Is it safe?

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson drinks 15 liters of water every day! Is it safe?

There are a lot of things Hollywood hunk Dwayne Johnson does differently than an average gym-goer to get that mean, bulky look and chiseled abs! He eats a diet comprising of 7 meals a day (which includes a lot of muscle-building proteins) and to complement that, he also drinks a lot of water. Needless to say, Rock's diet has a major role to play in perfecting his body.
The 47-year-old actor and former wrestler recently admitted that he drinks around 4 gallons (approximately 15.1 liters) of water every single day without fail. While many were surprised to hear this revelation, some were also in a bit of shock, thinking whether this diet hack holds any benefit.

How much water is enough for you?
We all know that keeping up with your water intake does wonders for your body. For one, it keeps the toxins away and replenishes the body with needed nutrients. It is also very essential to battle extreme heat. But, what is the ideal amount one should be drinking to stay charged? Are Rock's claims of drinking 4 gallons not a tad bit extreme? We clear the air

The water needs of people differ as per their body type, age, and size. Somebody who spends a lot of time exercising and working out or a person who spends a lot of time outside in harsh weather needs more water intake than a normal person.

According to general recommendations, drinking around 2 liters of water is sufficient enough. However, fluid intake and requirements also differ between genders. For example, men need around 15 glasses of water every day while women need slightly less (around 11 glasses) to stay hydrated.

Does drinking too much water lead to 'water intoxication'?

Drinking too much water at times may make you feel like it is quenching your thirst but according to doctors, it is a much serious problem than you imagine.

Water intoxication or water poisoning, which is medically recognised as hyponatremia is a condition which arises when you drink more than required water through the day. It can lead to potentially harmful problems, impacting the vital organs in the body and can even turn fatal. Water intoxication can also be a common problem faced by sportspersons, where the problem of dehydration is common.

The condition can be deadly with symptoms including nausea, vomiting and headaches and in serious cases, brain swelling, confusion, seizures, coma and death. Lower than usual salt levels in the bloodstream can also send the body in a state of shock.

What happens in the body?
When you overhydrate the body or drink water in excess, the water can dilute the level of electrolytes in the bloodstream and also force the sodium levels to go for a toss. What this in turn does is create imbalance in the fluid level and as the fluids spread inside the cell, it makes them swell up. This can be potentially life-threatening if it impacts the brain as the pressure inside the skull increases.

The most commonly visible symptoms of water intoxication are headache, vomiting, nausea, blood pressure levels which shoot up, difficulty in breathing, muscle cramping, confusion, experiencing vision difficulties and trouble maintaining form.