Water is very essential to sustain our life.
We may be able to survive a few weeks without food, we will die within a few days without water.
Our body is made up of about 60% water that must be replenished as it is constantly being lost.
An average adult needs about 3 litres of water a day, depending on body size and weight.
If we do not drink enough water, our body will be dehydrated.
Dehydration causes headache, irritability and forgetfulness.
It also puts a strain on the kidneys.
Elders’ sensation of feeling thirsty does not work as effectively as in youths.
Drinking plenty of plain water helps to reduce the risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
It is important to drink clean and healthy water.