Be sure to drink plenty of water!
This is a phrase most of us have heard when visiting the doctor.
The implication is drinking enough water will help us recover from whatever sickness we have. For my entire life, I've just assumed this to be true.
From what I can find, most online resources say "yes, it's good" but don't seem to cite any sources indicating it actually has any benefit.
- Is there any actual medical reason doctors consistently suggest this?
Note: I am looking for reasons other than preventing dehydration.