The element "water" in the human body

How much water should I drink per day?

Guide: Drinking water

The element "water" has these important functions in the human body

Drinking water is very important for health. The body needs enough water to be able to function. Because water is used by the body for metabolic processes, regulation of body temperature and many other processes.

Who does not drink enough, often complains of (chronic) headaches, concentration problems, fatigue and much more. Chronic lack of water can cause diseases. It should therefore be absolutely ensured that one always takes enough liquid to himself.

The Federal Ministry of Health recommends it to pay attention already during the childhood on sufficient movement and much water drink. This serves to prevent diseases such as obesity.

How much one should drink to supply the body with sufficient fluid depends on one's own water needs. This depends on body weight and size, physical activity, eating habits and much more. For a calculation of the optimal amount of water you should drink, we recommend our water needs calculator.

Drinking water is very important for good health. The body needs enough water to be able to function. This is because water is used by the body for metabolic processes, regulation of body temperature and many other processes.

Tips to drink more water

Many people find it difficult to drink a lot. Often, people simply forget to drink. If you keep in mind the benefits of drinking enough fluids, you will have an easier time remembering to drink water. It is recommended to resort to tap water to meet water needs. Mineral water, especially from plastic bottles, can be contaminated with pollutants. Drinking water from the tap in Germany tastes very good to many people. But as is so often the case, there are preferences and some find fault with the taste of the water. Tap water can be carbonated with water bubblers, and there are also water filters that improve the taste of tap water. Last, infused water is an inexpensive alternative to make water drink tastier.

We show you in the following three products that can help you.

Water bubbler

Sparkling tap water: always gen

To provide the body with enough water, you need to resort to drinks that do not dehydrate the body. Therefore, caffeinated or drinks with sugar should be avoided as far as possible. A rule of thumb to continue to enjoy coffee, cola and Co. is: always drink at least one glass of pure drinking water with each coffee.

Pipe water is perfectly adequate for daily use in Germany. In addition, piped water in Germany is subject to constant quality control and is sometimes subject to stricter contaminant controls than mineral water from the supermarket. If you want to learn more about the quality of German tap water, we recommend the "Ordinance on the Quality of Water for Human Use" of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.

Drinking tap water is difficult for many, however, because still water does not taste good to them. One way to make drinking water easier, therefore, is to make sparkling water yourself with a water bubbler.

Make sparkling water yourself

Water bubblers with carbonated cylinders for refilling allow you to make delicious sparkling water from tap water. Finally, you no longer have to lug water boxes and the sparkling water can also never run out.

We recommend the water bubbler with glass bottles from SodaStream. This water bubbler is appreciated by many households. The quality, design and functionality of the water bubbler are convincing compared to other manufacturers. In our opinion, SodaStream offers an optimal price-performance ratio.

"Who owns a water bubbler, can always prepare delicious sparkling water and so drink more!"


The glass bottles of the water bubbler are easy to clean: they can be rinsed normally and for optimal cleaning, it is recommended to rinse the bottles regularly with hot water in addition.

The drinking water can be added with the bubble function through the carbonic acid cylinder as desired with bubbles. It is also possible to make only slightly carbonated drinking water. Through the bubbler, you can turn tap water into delicious sparkling water and thus drink more. After all, what tastes better is also easier to drink.

These are the advantages of a water bubbler

With a water bubbler, carbonated water can be prepared easily and inexpensively. Finally, there is no need to lug water boxes. This also makes the water bubbler environmentally friendly: there is no need to buy plastic bottles, which then have to be recycled, and glass bottles also have to be cleaned industrially if there is a deposit system.

Another advantage of the water bubbler is that in addition to sparkling water from drinks with flavor, such as cola, sodas and more, can be made. For this, you fill the glass bottle after bubbling through the SodaStream with a little syrup for the water bubbler, and can then enjoy homemade lemonade. Absolutely note that these drinks should be consumed infrequently and are not suitable for covering your own water needs.

The glass bottles of the SodaStream are also dishwasher safe. This allows a really easy cleaning, which is hygienically safe. The glass bottles do not need to be cleaned after each use, unless syrup has been added.

The purchase of a soda maker is worthwhile: after the one-time purchase cost of the water bubbler and the glass bottles, only new carbonic acid cylinders need to be purchased regularly. One carbonic acid cylinder is enough for 60 liters of sparkling water. In the meantime, CO2 cylinders from other manufacturers can also be used, as the SodaStream deposit system is no longer valid. In exchange with the empty C02 cylinder can be purchased in almost any supermarket or drugstore new cylinders for the water bubbler.

Here once again summarized the advantages of the water bubbler with glass bottles:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Elegant design
  • Optimal price-performance Ratio
  • Dishwasher safe glass bottles
  • No more lugging water boxes
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Water filter

How tap water tastes better

Another tip to drink more water revolves around the treatment of tap water. Table water filters can be used to filter the tap water and thus improve the taste of drinking water. The filtered water can then be fizzed in the connection of course in addition, if you have a preference for sparkling water.

Water filters provide soft, good-tasting water. Simply fill tap water into the water filter jug and the drinking water is even better purified. The filtered drinking water now tastes particularly good and is also ideal for making tea or coffee.

The BRITA water filters combine activated carbon and an ion exchanger to remove nitrates, lead, copper and chemical residues from the tap water. The treated drinking water is then pleasantly soft and tastes particularly good.

Water treatment with a water filter

To improve the taste of tap water and then finally drink more water, a table water filter is enough. We recommend the water filter from BRITA 'Marella'. In the advantage package, this contains 12 filter cartridges. This is sufficient for a year of filtered water.

Every four weeks, the filter cartridge of the water filter must be changed. The BRITA water filter shows this on a small, digital display itself. Then only the cartridge must be changed. Refill cartridges must be purchased regularly. With a cartridge can be filtered about 100 liters of tap water.

The water filter can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. Only the lid is not dishwasher safe. All components of the BRITA water filter Marella, which come into contact with drinking water, are BPA free.

The water filter jug from BRITA is very light and is therefore well suited for daily use. Marella from BRITA has a filling volume of 2.4 liters. This is quite sufficient for a small household, as the water is filtered quickly. There are also water filter jugs with larger filling volume, such as the BRITA water filter Style.

Advantages of a water filter

We recommend water treatment by means of a water filter such as the BRITA water filter Marella to people who are not convinced of the taste of their tap water. Additionally, since table water filters reduce limescale, using a water filter can extend the life of household appliances. Lime deposits in coffee machines, kettles and other household appliances has an impact on the functionality and life of these devices. If the tap water is previously cleaned by means of a water filter, limescale deposits can be avoided.

Here again the advantages of a water filter summarized:

  • Reduction of chlorine and lime
  • Optimized taste of drinking water
  • Reduction of the carbonate hardness of tap water
  • Soft, good-tasting water
  • Drinking more water
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Infused Water

Refreshing water with taste

To meet the body's daily water needs, water should be resorted to. Still, pure water can become a bit boring in the long run. This is another reason why many people forget to drink enough water.

The water requirement calculator has shown you how much water you should best take daily. To make you the amount of water throughout the day a little more palatable, you can add some flavor to the drinking water with natural means.

Fruit juices, sodas and the like are not necessarily suitable to meet your water needs. So-called Fruit Infused Water provides a remedy: Here, the drinking water is filled into a large carafe and fresh berries, mint, lemon or limes or cucumbers are added. Now the carafe just needs to be left for some time, for example in the refrigerator or with ice cubes for that extra freshness kick.

Then refreshing water now takes on a slight flavor of the natural ingredients without changing the hydrating function of the water.