Why is water so essential for us? Not only is it zero calories, easily available and inexpensive, it comprises about 60 percent of our body weight which means we should replenish our bodies with an adequate amount of H2O daily.
The guidelines are as such: men should drink about 12 cups and women about 9 cups daily. Each cup contains eight ounces, which is exactly equivalent to a measuring cup, and about half the size of a tall glass! People tend to over think the duty of drinking 9-12 cups of water daily, so it may be easier than you think. On average, 25 percent of the food we eat contains water, with fruits and vegetables containing a much higher ratio. This water counts towards your daily intake as well. Like vitamins and minerals, water is a natural essential to staying healthy and strong.