Water is the single most important nutrient we consume and a person cannot live more than a week without it. The old way of thinking was “drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water daily”, 8 X 8=64 ounces. The truth is you can get almost all the water you need from FOOD? Yes! Myths and Truths About Water Consumption: Myth: need to drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water daily. Truth: most individuals can get all the water they need from their diet alone. Myth: increasing water consumption can facilitate weight loss. Truth: consuming more water through water rich foods can reduce hunger, lowers calorie intake by feeling.