Essential to the survival of all organisms, water has historically been an important and life-sustaining drink to humans. Excluding fat, water composes approximately 70% of the human body by mass. It is a crucial component of metabolic processes and serves as a solvent for many bodily solutes. Health authorities have historically suggested at least eight glasses, eight fluid ounces each, of water per day (64 fluid ounces, or 1.89 litres), and the British Dietetic Association recommends 1.8 litres. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the average adult actually ingests 2.0 litres per day.
Distilled (pure) water is rarely found in nature. Spring water, a natural resource from which much bottled water comes, is generally imbued with minerals. Tap water, delivered by domestic water systems in developed nations, refers to water piped to homes through a tap. All of these forms of water are commonly drunk, often purified through filtration.
|Unit||fl. oz (UK)||ml||fl. oz (US)||ml|
|fluid ounce or pony||1||28.413||1||29.574|
|shot, bar glass or jigger||3/2||42.6||3/2||44.4|
|can of Coke||11.6||330||12||330|
|bottle of spirits||24.6||700||25.3||750|
|bottle of wine||26.4||750||25.3||750|
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