NTR_300_water_and_electrolytes

NTR_300_water_and_electrolytes - Fundamentals of Nutrition...

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1 Fundamentals of Nutrition Water and Electrolytes NTR 300 Dr. WH Turnbull Unless otherwise stated, all slides and information are derived from: Food Nutrition & Diet Therapy and Krause's Food & Nutrition Therapy, 11th 12th Edns ., 2004 & 2008. By Perspectives in Nutrition, 7th Ed., 2007. By Wardlaw & Hampl, Publ. Mc Graw Hill
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2 Objectives To become familiar with the distribution, functions, absorption, transport and metabolism; requirements, food sources; evaluation of status; deficiency/excesses of water and electrolytes.
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3 Water The most indispensable nutrient of all; it is the medium for the body’s nutrients and waste products. Nearly a universal solvent ; does dissolves AA’s, glucose, minerals and other substances needed by cells. The transport vehicle for all nutrients.
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4 Water – cont’d. Body’s cleansing agent: N wastes generated during protein metabolism are dissolved in the watery blood before toxic build up. Kidneys filter wastes from blood after mixing with H 2 O then excrete as urine.
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5 Functions of Water Carry nutrients throughout body. Cleanse body of wastes. Actively participates in chemical reactions.
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