Water transports oxygen and nutrients to our cells. Many healthy problems where people reach for a pill can be solved with a glass of water.
Our bodies are roughly 70% water. The build of our muscles are about 75% water, blood 82%, brain cells 85%, and our bones are 25% water.
Our bodies loose approximately two quarters (64 ounces) of water each day through urination, perspiration, and even exhalation. The average adult can last as much as 7 weeks without food, but not much more than 5 days without water.
It is estimated that 99% of Americans do not get the proper amount of water their bodies need to function well.
To calculate the proper amount of water you need, use this equation: weight(lbs) divided by 2 equals the ounces/day required for good health. Note that only 80% should be in pure form...the balance we naturally receive through the foods we eat.
F. Batmanghelidj, MD, highlights some main benefits of keeping our bodies well hydrated in his book titled “Water for Health, for Healing, for Life”.
p.s. water from the tap is normally better all-around than water from plastic bottles.