Most of us know nowadays that we are supposed to be drinking more water. But what can an increased water intake actually do for us, and why is it so important? Well, the fact is, whether you're filling up on cold drinks from the office water coolers or drinking herbal teas from the hot water dispensers in the kitchen, you are doing your body a huge favour. We are made up of around 70 per cent water, and although we can live for around eleven days without food, humans can only live for a few short days without water. The pure stuff works at the heart of every single reaction and process in the body, from electrical impulses in the brain through to bone and cell growth. The quickest way to increase your energy levels is to replace caffeine and sugar with pure water. Some scientists now believe that even jet lag can be avoided through adequate hydration on a long flight! Many dieters worry that they will put on weight if they drink extra water, but water actually cleanses the body and encourages it to shed retention, which is a particular gripe for some women during their monthly cycle. If you feel bloated or are carrying extra water around your waistline in particular, cut down on salt and start drinking more liquid to flush out your system. Water is also the key ingredient to staying beautiful! Forget fancy creams and oils, as they merely store water within the deeper layers of your skin and provide that smooth, unlined look we all desire. You can improve your appearance simply by drinking more; it will cleanse your skin, make your eyes bright and sparkling, freshen up your breath and give you that elusive healthy glow! Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.