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How much water have you been drinking a day during the current heatwave in Japan? Are there any other drinks you prefer to quench your thirst?

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Japan should make drinking water freely available in public spaces - train stations, parks, school, hospitals etc

Healthier, better for environment, and cheaper than supporting corporate vending machines.

My students are currently running a campaign at my university to get water refilling machines installed as an alternative to using the vending machines.

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Nice answer, ifd66. Not even 1% on topic.

I drink 3 bottles of Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani per day.

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Cold mugicha works for me then beer in the evening. Stay indoors from 10 - 2 if possible.

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ifd66

Perfectly good drinking water comes out for free of every tap in japan. It’s enough don’t you think? If people are too proud to visit the public restroom and refill their bottles there, then that’s society’s problem. I drink it all the time.

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I refill used plastic bottles a few times with tap water, and freeze a couple (not for drinking, but keeping cool). Then I'll buy a couple of cases and repeat. I switched off of coffee and tea, and I'd say I drink about 4L or more a day of H2O.

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Tea, hot with milk.

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I've decided to quit drinking this month, so I'm going to stick with water and cinnamon tea.

An ice pack tucked into my Panama works miracles too.

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I live on mugicha and cold green tea all summer.

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I drink lots of water, tea and coffee all year round. And red wine.

At the moment we have a cucumber glut. I'm letting them grow extra big ang juicy, then blitzing them in the food processor with mint leaves from the garden, a couple of splashes of lemon juice, a couple of teaspoons sugar and a cup or so of water.

Strain the resulting purée through muslin, then pour into a glass filled with ice.

It's amazingly refreshing on a hot summer's day.

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About 700ml beyond my thirst. Water only, for flushing out the kidneys and keeping my uric acid levels under control.

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About 4 pints of water and my usual 3 cups of hot tea a day. Must confess to having a wine spritzer last night ( wife told me to drop the blue-collar macho charade and enjoy a refreshing drink suitable for this weather ). It was pretty good.

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I usually drink more or less 500ml barley tea called "mugicha," or mineral water. I don't drink sports drinks so often. I prefere barley tea the best. It plays a roll in decreasing body temperature, and good flavor of roasted barley makes your mouth refreshing, compared to sugar-containd drinks.

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About 3 liters of water/sparkling water.

12 tins of 500ml beer a day. That quenches my thirst, then I break out the chuhais to relax.

Hahahahahahahahaha! Good one, Kudaranai! In my case the room would start spinning after the 4th 500ml can of beer, lol.

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cleo

cucumber jelly with homemade yoghurt is very refreshing in the hot weather. I add lemon juice and honey to it.

About 1000 ml of carbonated water. 500 ml of Pocari Sweat. 350-700 ml beer. Green tea and coffee.

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"After a Hard Workout, Milk Will Rehydrate You Better Than Sports Drinks"

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110817142849.htm

https://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/after-hard-workout-milk-will-rehydrate-you-better-sports-drinks

The study, conducted by a team at Griffith University and published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, looked at 15 “recreationally active” men who rode stationary bikes while wearing heavy clothes to encourage sweating. Participants then consumed one of four beverages: Powerade, full-cream milk, soy milk or Sustagen Sport—a milk-based meal supplement made by Nestlé. What they found was that, across the board, more of the milk-based drinks were retained than the Powerade—significantly so, in fact. Powerade retention was just 16.6 percent, compared to 40 percent of milk, 46.9 percent of soy milk and 65.1 percent of the Sustagen Sport.

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I try to chug as much healthy green, brown, and black teas as I can throughout the day. Some water too of course.

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