By Valerie Jarvensivu
Hydration is vital for life. The majority of the metabolic reactions in the body rely on water in order to proceed. Our bodies make product and heat. Every product that we put in has to be broken down in order to be utilized. This catabolic process requires varying amounts of energy. It is much more efficient from an energy-use perspective to put in what can be used naturally and easily without extra steps. Water is the obvious pure choice, but we can also get fluid from our foods such as soups, fruits, and vegetables.
How much fluid do we need?