Water is our most important nutrient. One-half to four -fifths of the body's weight is water. A human being can live for weeks without food, but only a certain amount of days without water. Water is the basic solvent for all the products of digestion. It regulates body temperature and is essential for removing wastes. There is no specific dietary allowance since water loss varies with climate, situations, and individuals. To determine approximately how many ounces of water your body needs per day, divide your body weig
ht by 2. For example: 200lb. Male divided by 2 = 100 ounces or 12.5 glasses (8 oz.) of water daily. 146 lb. Female divided by 2 = 73 ounces or 9 (8 oz.) glasses daily. Some of this water can be procured from natural juices, fruits and vegetables.