Drinking water is important to our health in many ways -- it keeps us hydrated, aids in digestion, nourishes our skin, and gives us energy, among other things. But how much water do we need to drink each day? And what kind of water is best? Is bottled water really healthier than tap water? What about fortified waters? Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about water and get answers to these questions and much more.
What You Need to Know About Your Drinking Water
Find out what you should know about your tap water.
Why So Thirsty? When Craving Water Signals a Bigger Problem
If you find yourself constantly reaching for more water, it could be a sign of a health problem.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
Water’s important for your health, but do you really need to drink eight glasses a day? Find out if that advice is myth or fact.
What Do You Know About Your Drinking Water?
How much do you know about your drinking water quality? Is tap water or bottled water safer? Learn more here from WebMD.
6 Reasons to Drink Water
While we may not need eight glasses a day, there are plenty of reasons to drink water.
Water and Weight: Staying Slim and Regular With H2O
Drinking more water will usually help you lose weight. Find out if you’re getting enough water to keep your metabolism cranking at peak efficiency and your digestive system functioning well.
Does It Help to Drink Cold Water During a Workout?
Is it better to drink cold water while exercising? Or does it matter?
These days, bottled water is not necessarily simple H2O. Store shelves and vending machines are filled with plain and so-called "fitness waters," chock full of vitamins, minerals, and herbal potions. Some super waters not only come with nutrient additions but contain soluble fiber, fruit essence, caffeine, and believe it or not, oxygen.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 7 Wonders of Water
Pure water can help you stay slim, boost your energy, and keep you healthy. See the 7 wonders of water in this slideshow.
Slideshow: Food Frauds That Can Wreck Your Diet
These 21 foods seem healthy but can be shockingly high in fat, sugar, and calories. Tips offer better options that still taste great.