Water – Yes, you need it . . . our bodies are made up of more than two thirds water. Take your weight in pounds and divide it in half and that will give you your minimum daily ounces requirement (if you weigh 150 pounds, then that’s 75 ounces; and there are 8 ounces in a cup, so you need between nine and ten cups daily).
Some functions of water in the body:
- Toxins and waste are dissolved in the water which allows the kidneys to get rid of it.
- Helps dissolve nutrients: The water is absorbed by the nutrients which makes them much more accessible to the body.
- An important part of our immune system is the hydrogen peroxide that is made with oxygen and water.