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 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.
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.
What Is Distilled Water?
You’ve probably seen jugs of distilled water in stores. Find out what makes it different from other types of water, and what to use it for.
How to Stay Hydrated: Simple Dos and Don’ts
You know the rules: You need to drink plenty of water to make up for what you’re sweating out when you exercise. These simple tips can help you stay hydrated as you get fit.
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?
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.