We often wonder " I drink 8 glasses of water a day, should I do that or should I NOT do that? . Below is an excerpt from "FIT FOR LIFE by Harvey & Marilyn Diamond on this Question.
As you eat more foods that contain a lot of water, you will not have as much desire or requirement for water. In other words, people are drinking 8 glasses of water a day are doing so because they are not getting enough water out of the food that they are eating. Their diets are predominated by concentrated foods, so their bodies are continuously crying out for water.
You will find that you will have much less thirst if you are eating high water content food rather than food devoid of water.
However if you wish to drink water, you should drink distilled water if it is available. Mountain spring water (or mineral water) is not ideal for human body because it contains inorganic minerals that the human body that can neither use or precipitate out. These inorganic minerals tend to hook up with cholesterol in the system & form a thick plague in the arteries. Distilled water does not have this effect.
When you eat a piece of fruit or vegetable, you are actually consuming some distilled water. The minerals are taken from the soil, the plants distill them and then you consume them.
You may have heard that distilled water leaches mineral from your body- that is partially true. The minerals that are leached from your body are the INORGANIC minerals that the body cannot use. The effect is therefore healthful.
Distilled water will not leach organic minerals that have become part of the structure of the cell system. Once a mineral has become part of the cell structure, it cannot be leached.
In summary, by consuming high water content food, you will in effect wash the toxic waste from you body, thereby decreasing your weight (because of the distilled water from the food).