Water is the most abundant element in the human body. It plays an integral role in transporting nutrients throughout the body, digestion, eliminating waste, normalizing body temperature, and keeps the internal organs functional. About 55-65% of the body’s weight is water. It is also the most critical for sustaining life. Without water, we can only survive for a couple of days.
Drinking enough clean water each day is the simplest approach to overall health—and the most neglected. Water keeps the body toxin-free and running smooth like nothing else can. While it is true that juice, coffee, tea and soda contain water, these liquids tend to negate the full benefit of clean, pure water. Moreover, the caffeine in these drinks, actually facilitate the elimination of more water than they contain, leading to dehydration.
Ideally, the average person should consume around ten cups of water per day, or just over a half gallon. However, it is not necessary to drink an entire half-gallon of water daily, as it is present in many of the foods we eat. An easy way to ensure you are getting enough water is to purchase and consume a 1.5-liter bottle of water every day. If you exercise heavily, you may require additional bottles, but this is by far the cheapest health insurance available.