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getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby purple planet » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:48 am

if i make rice with lots of water and i put it in the microwave with a lid on so that most of the water gets into the rice itself - is it considered as if i drank that water ?
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby PeterB » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:04 am

Very very little.
Why would you consider that anyway ?
Water drinking has become fetishised, but there is no reason not to drink pretty freely.
It is doubtful that under most conditions anyone needs to drink water all day and carry little bottles of it.
Four or five glasses a day plus tea and a little juice, non dairy plant milks etc is enough in most countries much of the year.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby purple planet » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:28 am

I am asking this cause i put water in my dog food and it absorbs it very well and also for me -

i mean i really put a lot of water when i make rice i think the amount of rice i eat can hold easily 1-2 liters of water
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby Sam Vara » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:54 am

I think this is just basic physics. If you cook rice with water, any water that doesn't evaporate during the cooking or is strained off, will be in the rice. Where else would it go?

If you ingest that rice, you then ingest the water in it.

Probably best to not worry too much about it. Drink when you are thirsty, and drink a bit more if the weather is hot or you are exercising.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby PeterB » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:35 am

The best way to gauge whether you are properly hydrated is not so much from intake..that has many variables..but from the colour of your urine. When hydrated your wee will be straw coloured or very light green.
Dark yellow/orange or dark green means you need to drink more non alcoholic fluids..preferably ones not loaded with sugar.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:55 am

PeterB wrote:The best way to gauge whether you are properly hydrated is not so much from intake..that has many variables..but from the colour of your urine. When hydrated your wee will be straw coloured or very light green.
Dark yellow/orange or dark green means you need to drink more non alcoholic fluids..preferably ones not loaded with sugar.


Mine is currently a brilliant fluorescent yellow. But that is due to the vitamin supplements I am taking.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby PeterB » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:14 am

Actually thats true Ben, I have had the same experience.
And yet another brand we sometimes use which purports to have the same content has no effect on the colour of one's wee at all.. :shrug:
Beetroot and especially beetroot juice, can also have a dramatic effect.. :o
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Postby Ben » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:18 am

PeterB wrote:Beetroot and especially beetroot juice, can also have a dramatic effect.. :o


Hi Peter,

Yes, I have heard of that. Incidentally, I actually have four beets in the fridge, so I will be able to see the change in my urine colour quite soon.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:23 am

Geez, thanks, guys, for sharing your piddlle percularities, but I think we will draw a line at any descriptions of your poops.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:27 am

tiltbillings wrote:Geez, thanks, guys, for sharing your piddlle percularities, but I think we will draw a line at any descriptions of your poop.


Dang! I could detail the effects of probiotics, nuts, dried fruit and wholefoods on my digestive system!
Oh well...
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Postby Sam Vara » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:29 am

Ben wrote:Mine is currently a brilliant fluorescent yellow. But that is due to the vitamin supplements I am taking.


Pics or it didn't happen...
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:30 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Ben wrote:Mine is currently a brilliant fluorescent yellow. But that is due to the vitamin supplements I am taking.


Pics or it didn't happen...


Thank you Sam but I think your imagination is more than sufficient!
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby PeterB » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:40 am

Ben wrote:
PeterB wrote:Beetroot and especially beetroot juice, can also have a dramatic effect.. :o


Hi Peter,

Yes, I have heard of that. Incidentally, I actually have four beets in the fridge, so I will be able to see the change in my urine colour quite soon.

For the full , lurid, effect Ben take an antacid, like Rennies, shortly after eating the beets... Ta dah ! Purple Haze !
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby reflection » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:57 am

If your rice can hold 2 liters of water I would consider eating less rice.. and drinking more. I mean, that'd be about 3 kg of cooked rice then if not more. That's insane. So I think you are overestimating how much water is in your rice. Just drink more. I don't see why not.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby purple planet » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:07 pm

I am not asking this for myself - but for my dog i add lots of water which absorbs in to his food so i am trying to understand how much water he gets -

i guess it should be the same as rice - if i eat rice do i get water with it - does it "count" as water ?
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby Babadhari » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:02 pm

hi purple planet

the water in food counts for us humans as part of our water consumption but our canine friends should always have fresh drinking water available.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby purple planet » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:08 pm

my dog pees in the house - and also does need to drink water

i put 0.6 liters of water in her food - i belive if she drinks on her own she dosnt drink that much
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby Babadhari » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:23 pm

http://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/evr_ ... qTUUsRdUo4

Providing Adequate Water to Dogs

To make sure that your dog always has enough water to keep him/her healthy, you must provide clean, clear water daily that is easily accessible to your pet. Keep your dog’s bowl filled at all times and always refill with fresh, clean water daily.

As a rule of thumb, dogs should drink approximately one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day. There are many factors that can affect how much your dog will drink, however. Depending on the environmental temperature and the amount of exercise your dog performs during the day, more water may be necessary. This is because water is lost due to excessive panting and salivation.

As we mentioned previously, your dog’s food also contains a small amount of moisture. Dogs that are fed a canned food diet will receive quite a bit more moisture as canned food is about 70-80% water. These dogs may drink less than dogs that eat a dry food diet on a daily basis.
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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:37 pm

purple planet wrote:my dog pees in the house - and also does need to drink water

i put 0.6 liters of water in her food - i belive if she drinks on her own she dosnt drink that much

By putting so much water in her food, you could actually be forcing her (through hunger) to take in more water than she needs.
It might be better to let her regulate her own water intake.

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Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Postby purple planet » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:31 pm

the water is to soften the food
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