Water is extremely important and MUST NOT be neglected. It helps to reduce toxins in the body, hydrates you, and makes up around 80% of muscle.
Many people who are trying to lose weight drink water with their meals to help speed up metabolism and flush food through the system as quickly as possible. For hardgainers, drinking excessive amounts of water during meals, or along with protein shakes, may not be the best timing. Don’t neglect water but think about when to drink it.