Why water is so important?
Author: Viverra Risus
The average person loses more than 3 litres of water a day through exhalation (lungs), perspiration (skin), and body waste (kidneys and bowel). So our body is in constant need of at least 2 litres, or 8 glasses, of pure water, a day just to enable these four organs to function properly and maintain optimum health.
In fact, athletes, nursing mothers and people involved in physical activity, special diets or weight loss programs should drink more than the recommended 8 glasses of pure water.
Tea, coffee, alcohol and cordials all dehydrate us more, so we need to drink more pure water to compensate if we want our body to function effectively.