Two-thirds of the body consists of water, which distributes itself throughout the body in the muscles, the brain, bones and blood; water has many important roles. Some of the most important functions are transporting nutrients and oxygen to cells, assisting metabolism, detox, protecting organs and helping them absorb nutrients better, regulating body temperature, and protecting and moisturizing joints. Think of water as our body’s co-fuel, because even though food is the most important source of energy and nutrients, water is as important in order for all the nutrients that food provides us with, to be equally distributed across the body.
There are endless reasons to drink water besides the USDA Dietary Guideline recommendation, which is about nine cups for woman and about twelve ups for men. Here are some of my personal favorite reasons to make water my main beverage of choice:
Even though water has many benefits for health, not everybody enjoys the taste of it. It helps to consume foods that have high water content like fruits and vegetables. Another tip would be to flavor your water, in order to disguise the flavor and make it more appealing to your palate.