I’m amazed with how many people “don’t like water.” This is equivalent to saying, “I don’t like air.” Our bodies are about 65% water by weight. Water is one of the least forgiving of all the nutrients – you can only survive a couple days without it. It is responsible for the transport of nutrients, oxygen, and waste products, as well as regulating your body temperature and serving as the medium in which almost all of your body’s chemical reactions take place. Drinking an adequate amount of clean water is one of the most overlooked but simple ways of keeping healthy.
Most agree that you should have around 8-10 (8 oz) glasses of water each and every day. Others say you should take your weight in pounds and divide that number by ‘2’ and this number is the amount of water in ounces you should drink daily. Regardless, it is my experience that most people could benefit from more water.
If you truly cannot learn to like the taste of water, I recommend mineral water, unsweetened green or black teas, water with lemon added or mixed with fruit juice. You can substitute a couple glasses of unsweetened fruit juice each day. However, you cannot count caffeinated tea, coffee, or soda as the water that is in these is lost through the kidneys as a result of caffeine.