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Water is a simple substance consisting of one part oxygen and two parts hydrogen. It has no calories, itís low in sodium, and contains no caffeine. Water has no fat and no cholesterol.
Every cell, tissue, and organ of body needs water to function. The body needs water more than it needs any other nutrient. Water is main constituent of every bodily fluid--blood, saliva, urine, amniotic fluid (the liquid in a fetal sac), perspiration, synovial fluid, sputum, and tears. Water moistens eyes and tissues lining nose and mouth.
You ask how much water is required by human body? The American Dietetic Association recommends 8-12 cups of water daily. The National Kidney Foundation says, "You should drink at least 12 to 16 cups (3 to 4 quarts or liters) of fluid throughout day. Most of this should be water."
I can't stress to you enough importance of water for a healthy diet/lifestyle. Itís one of my incredible secrets that's really no secret at all.
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