It’s a myth that you need eight glasses of water a day. One reason: you get a lot of the fluid you need from foods. It’s good to get fluid this way, since water-rich foods are filling, so they aid in weight control. And they are nutritious.
Here’s how much water are in some foods:
|summer squash||94 percent|
|chicken noodle soup||92 percent|
|tomato sauce||89 percent|
As a comparison, orange juice and low-fat milk are 89 percent water. Even meat, fish and soft cheeses are mostly water. And humans are 55 percent to 70 percent water, too.