Do you know that the bodies of adult men are about 60% water? Women’s bodies are only 55% water because fat makes up more of their bodies and holds less water than lean tissue. Water is a vital nutrient to the life of every cell. It regulates our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration. Carbohydrates and proteins used as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream. Water assists in flushing waste and acts as a shock absorber for your brain and spinal cord. It forms the saliva in our mouth and lubricates joints. Proper hydration is essential!