Next to oxygen, water is the most essential element that our body needs in order to survive. Our body cells depend upon water in order for them to function normally. Water protects our body organs, moisturizes the air in our lungs, regulates body temperature and metabolism and flushes out toxins from our body. It is recommended that we drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily.
What we drink is also very important. It must be free from bacteria, chemicals and toxins. We should be careful when drinking tap or well water, or even those coming from rivers and lakes. They may be contaminated and pose a danger to our health. Drinking water that have been purified or coming from water filters are safe and they also taste better.