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Nutrition Essay

  • Submitted by: TaraAnn37
  • on March 22, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 1,101 words

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Dehydration
                                                Tara A. Klingerman
                                                          SCI/241

          Water is two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. This substance also known as water, is one of the most essential elements to health and is so important that your body actually has a specific drought management system in place to prevent dehydration and ensure your survival. Water might be everywhere, but one must never take it for granted. Water makes up two thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print. Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration. Pretty scary statistic for a developed country where water is readily available through the tap or bottle water. Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, all the cell and organ functions that make up our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning. Water serves as a lubricant, forms the base for saliva, forms the fluids that surround the joints, regulates the body temperature, as the cooling & heating is distributed through perspiration, water helps to alleviate constipation by moving food through the intestinal tract and thereby eliminating waste-the best detox agent, and water helps to regulate metabolism. In addition to the daily maintenance of our bodies, water also plays a key role in the prevention of disease. Water helps to lessen the burden on the kidneys and the liver by flushing out waste products. Digestion starts with saliva, the basis of which   water....

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