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.
What Is Alkaline Water?
Find out what makes alkaline water different from tap water, and learn whether there's any scientific evidence to back up health claims.
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?
Drinking enough water can help you manage your weight. Get more H2O with these simple tips.
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.
'Healthy' Habits That Can Be Unhealthy or Dangerous
Sometimes, healthy habits can become a health risk, despite your best intentions. Find out what to do about it.
Water and Stress Reduction: Sipping Stress Away
The link between water and stress reduction is well documented. All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, your body isn’t running well -- and that can lead to stress.
Slideshows & Images
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.
Foods That Aren't as Healthy as You Think
Some foods we think of as super-nutritious aren't really that good for you. Find out which "health" foods don't live up to the name.