The Importance of Water

by Tamala Ellis

Water Requirements

Our bodies require from 2 1/2 to 3 liters (85 to 100 U.S. fluid ounces) of water each day. We get 1 liter of water per day from the foods we eat. We should drink at least 1-2 liters (24-68 U.S. fluid ounces) of water or other liquids each day. Six glass of liquids each day is a a good rule of thumb.


Water is necessary for proper digestion and absorption of food, for transporting nutrients to the body's cells, for constructing and repairing cells, for lubricating joints, and for regulating body temperature.

Water is necessary for life!!