Human Needs for Water: Why is it important to drink enough water?
Drinking enough water helps our body perform various functions easily. Vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins are properly dissolved, fermentation reactions are easier, nutrients enter the cells, and toxins are eliminated from the body. We strengthen the immune system, improve skin condition and overall well-being. Even our body’s ability to regulate temperature, build muscle, and burn fat is tied to water intake.

So how much water should you drink throughout the day? An adult loses an average of 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day through breathing, digestion, and sweating – even when not moving. And the loss of these 1.5–2 liters of water must be replenished. Athletes and residents of regions with a hot climate should consume even more water – to avoid dehydration.

This is important for adults, children and the elderly: age, weight and lifestyle affect the amount of water needed to drink. It doesn’t matter if you are sick or healthy. Your diet also plays a role. For example, vegetarians and those who consume large amounts of fruits and vegetables meet some of their water needs from the foods they eat.