the health benefits of drinking water

Source: Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Since you lose water through your breath, urine, perspiration, and bowel movements, you need to replenish your body's water supply every day.
The best strategy is to drink one 20-ounce bottle of water with each meal.
You are better off drinking water with each meal than drinking soda. Remember soda is junk. Instead of drinking a can of soda, drink a glass of water.
You should filter your water before drinking it.

Here are ten benefits of drinking filtered water:
-- it prevents dehydration.
-- it is a natural expectorant.
-- it helps lubricate the joints.
-- it helps prevent constipation.
-- it protects body organs and tissues.
-- it carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells.
-- it has been shown to speed the metabolism.
-- it helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients.
-- it moistens tissues in the ear, nose, throat, mouth, and eyes.
-- it flushes toxins out of vital organs such as liver and kidneys.