The human body is made of 70% of water, keeping the hydrating the body is key to being healthy. Water is a powerful cleanser to the body as it flushes all toxins from the body when we urinate. It is told that one must drink at least 8 cups of water a day to keep the body in hydration, the more one can fluid their body with water the better.
The taste of great tasting water plays a major role in the amount of water people consume throughout the day. People and animals naturally drink more water when it tasters better. Beverages play a major role of a healthy lifestyle; so do overall diet, exercise, sleep, mental outlook and a number of factors. As with anything, beverages, depending on the type and quantity, can be beneficial when enjoyed in moderation. Proper hydration is critical to the function of the human body.
Generally, healthy people can let thirst be their guide to sufficient hydration. Active people and athletes need to hydrate themselves and replace electrolytes lost through sweat. Long heat exposure and activity causes water loss which creates a need for fluid intake. Sport drinks may be a suitable beverage for these people. Water may also be used in healing. Some people believe water is a powerful messenger that can hold electromagnetic traces as a type of 'memory'.
Waters from certain areas have historically been used for healing particular diseases, and are often found to contain high levels of specific minerals that may help to relieve the condition. 'Holy' or 'blessed' water, either from sacred sites or blessed by spiritual teachers, is often highly prized - and some have prompted claims of miracle cures.