- Water as an essential nutrient: the physiological basis of hydrationE Jequier
Department of Physiology, University of Lausanne, Pully, Switzerland
Eur J Clin Nutr 64:115-23. 2010..The regulation of water balance is essential for the maintenance of health and life. On an average, a sedentary adult should drink 1.5 l of water per day, as water is the only liquid nutrient that is really essential for body hydration...