Now that we know how important water is for our health, the next burning question is how much water is really enough. It can be difficult to achieve eight glasses a day.
The Mayo Clinic suggests our fluid intake is probably adequate if we rarely feel thirsty or our urine is colourless or light yellow.
That’s an easy marker to track given we can combine drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water to achieve our daily target.
But don’t fall into the trap of thinking all fluids are equal.
That’s a great benefit for doing something so simple.
And there are even more health gains.
Return here tomorrow for the final chapter in the wonders of water.
Judy Wilkinson has used the Health Storylines app since being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours of the small intestine in 2016. After more than a year documenting her health via the app, she has become a Self-Care Ambassador as part of a pilot to encourage others to track their health.