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HS201 - (10) Water

HS201 - (10) Water - Water Prof Joan Salge Blake MS RD LDN...

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Water Prof Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN
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Why You Need Water: Water is an universal solvent Delivers nutrients and removes waste from cells Delivers nutrients and oxygen to cells Waste products away from cells
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Water Water makes up ≈60% of an adult’s body weight Water is found throughout your body Water participates in many chemical reactions
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Figure 8.1
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Water The body needs more water per day than any other nutrient One can survive a deficiency of any other nutrient sometimes for months or years One can only survive a few days without water
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Acts as a lubricant (digestive tract) Cushions sensitive tissues (spinal cord and fetus) Intracellular and Extracellular Fluid Video
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Body Fluids and Minerals Cells cannot directly regulate the passage of water across their membranes Water content of cells is regulated by major minerals that form salts which are dissolved in body fluids Salts= Sodium, Chloride & others Electrolytes in Water Balance Video
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Figure 8.5
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Salty Snacks= Reduce Salvia
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