Second Only to Oxygen In Importance to LifeNext to oxygen, water is the most important nutrient for life. Over two-thirds of your body is made up of water, and your brain, your most vital organ, is approximately 85 percent water. Despite how vital this substance is to our health and survival, most of us, and especially the oldest of us, do not drink enough water to enjoy the best of health.
Have you ever seen a wilting house plant, kept half alive, never getting all the water it really needs to look its best? Your body is just like that plant, half wilted, so to speak if you don't drink enough pure water.
Coffee, tea, sodas and other liquids do not have the same properties as plain, pure water. In fact most of us drink more fluids each day that act as diuretics, than we drink of pure water each day. Diuretics cause our bodies to eliminate more water than they provide.
Eight full glasses of fresh, pure water are the bare minimum for optimum health and well being.