What will happen If you didn’t drink water? Water is virtually everywhere. The average human body is made of 55-60% water . Water may not be classified as a nutrient, but it is equally important in sustaining life and health. The water in our bodies work to lubricate our joints, regulate temperature, nurse the brain and the spinal cord. Water isn’t only in our blood. You can find it in muscles, brain,lungs and even bones. Due to constant dynamic activity of our organs , we lose upto 2- 3 litres water everyday, through sweat and urine. This loss can be compensated by drinking water in adequate quantities. This is especially important during hot dry days, strenuous exercise and whenever there is increased reason for fluid loss. Inadequate intake of water can cause problems such as fatigue, headaches, mood swings etc and in extreme cases dehydration. Long term deficiency in drinking water causes kidney stones and sometimes impaired brain function too. . On a normal day to day basis, maintaining a well hydrated system is easy to manage for those who are fortunate enough to have access to clean drinking water. For a long time, conventional wisdom said that we should drink 8 glasses a day. That estimate has since been fine tuned. Now the consensus is the amount of water intake largely depends upon our weight and environment. The recommended daily intake varies between 2.5 to 3.7 litres of water for men and about 2-2.7 litres of water for women. A range that is pushed up or down, if we are healthy, active old or over eating. The water is the healthiest hydrater, other beverages even those with caffeine like coffee or tea replenish fluids as well. And water within food makes about 1/5th of our daily water intake. Fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumbers, pumpkin and even tomatoes are over 90% water and can supplement water intake while providing valuable nutrition and fibre. Drinking water well might have long term benefits. Studies have shown that optimal hydration can lower the chances of stroke, help manage diabetes and potentially reduce the risk of cancer. No matter what, getting the right amount of liquid makes a world of difference in how you feel, think and function day to day.