Extra Myth 3. You Can Eat Snow To Avoid Dehydration
Snow is just a version of frozen water from the sky, right? Well, not exactly. Yet it can become essentially like rainwater once it thaws out. Therefore, one could eat snow and get water out of it. Yet you should know that this is actually a bad move when you’re going through dehydration symptoms. Why? Keep in mind that snow must thaw to become water.
This means our body has to produce enough heat, which uses metabolism, and then utilize the water that is now in our stomach. It must then be shifted into our blood. This takes a lot of effort on the part of the human body. For a body low on water, you’re asking a lot of it and its remaining supply to utilize the snow. Therefore, you’re actually more likely to experience dehydration by eating snow than not.