The body is made up of 65 to 70 per cent water. We lose a substantial amount of water daily, so we need to replace those losses in a timely manner.
It is best to get pure water, as getting it from drinks and juices does not give the same benefit. It's also best to drink water away from meal times, half-hour before or two hours after, so as to prevent it from interfering with digestion.
Replacing drinks and juices with water can help in weight loss as it helps to cut calories
Water keeps every part of your body working properly. It helps your body flush wastes and stay at the right temperature. It can help prevent kidney stones and constipation.
You lose water throughout the day—through your breath, sweat, urine, and bowel movements. If you live in a hot climate, you lose even more fluid.
You need to replace this lost fluid to stay healthy. If you don't get enough water, you could become dehydrated. If you get very dehydrated, your body no longer has enough fluid to get blood to your organs. This is dangerous.
Drinking lots of water also helps to keep the skin looking healthy and less wrinkled.
People who drink enough water also usually have soft bowel movements. Hard bowel movements or constipation can be signs that you aren't getting enough water.
When you drink enough water, your urine will be a very light yellow colour; oftentimes it will be almost as clear as water.
when the urine is of a red colour, it means that you might not be drinking enough water and the body is trying to conserve on water as much as possible. Thus, the urine becomes more concentrated.
When the urine is of brown colour, that may be an indication that you might be dehydrated.
Some authorities recommend that we drink about 1.5 to two litres of water, but this depends on the amount of water we are losing or are likely to lose.