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?
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.
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.
Drinking Water For Health
Yes, water is everywhere these days, but are you drinking enough of it?
Water, Water, Everywhere
How much water do you really need to drink?
12 Health Rules You Can Bend
Here are 12 health rules that it’s OK -- and sometimes even good -- to break.
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.