Water as an essential nutrient: the physiological basis of hydration

@article{Jquier2010WaterAA,
  title={Water as an essential nutrient: the physiological basis of hydration},
  author={Eric J{\'e}quier and Florence Constant},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={64},
  pages={115-123}
}
How much water we really need depends on water functions and the mechanisms of daily water balance regulation. The aim of this review is to describe the physiology of water balance and consequently to highlight the new recommendations with regard to water requirements. Water has numerous roles in the human body. It acts as a building material; as a solvent, reaction medium and reactant; as a carrier for nutrients and waste products; in thermoregulation; and as a lubricant and shock absorber… 

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