When we talk about nutrients (the building blocks that make up our diet), we usually talk about carbohydrates, proteins, fat, vitamins and minerals. We often forget that “water” really belongs in that row of important parts of our daily intake. In fact, water really is the most important one. Drinking water is essential for our health.
Every day our body needs water that is present in food, liquids and plain water, to replace the large amounts of fluids that we lose via urine, stool, breathing and skin evaporation. When our fluid intake does not equal our output, we become dehydrated.