Water Is The Most Important Part Of Our Survival Essay

855 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Water is the most important part of our survival. Almost every action that goes on in our bodies to keep us alive and breathing, requires water to complete. Without water our body wouldn’t be able to function and we would not be able to live. It is because of this that it is important for us to understand more about water. How much water do we really need to stay healthy? Is bottled water really that much cleaner than tap water? What risks threaten our water supply? These are important questions that we all should know the answer to considering how important water is in our daily lives. In this report, I will research all these questions and answer them in as full detail as possible in order to give a better understanding of what should be known about the water that we put in our bodies on a daily basis. There are many different theories on how much water is a healthy amount to drink each day. It is said that you should drink half of your weight in water, or maybe "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day". Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine, and bowel movements. The Institute of Medicine says that in order to replenish water that is lost throughout your daily schedule, the average, healthy males should drink roughly 13 cups of water a day, which adds up to about 3 liters, and 9 cups a day for women, which would be about 2.2 liters. The theory says you should drink 8 glasses a day which is about 1.9 liters. This is close to the…

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