Water

Maddi Pragman

~Functions~

1.) You need it to live!

2.) Transports nutrients throughout your body

3.) Cools you off

~Examples~

~Reasons why Water is the "Most Essential Nutrient"~

1.) Without water, no metabolic and physiological processes within the body can occur.

2.)Water is necessary for the movement of nutrients to the cells, removal of waste products from these cells, mineral or acid/base balance, protection of nervous system, lubrication of joints and body temperature control.

3.) Water is required in amounts larger than any other nutrient and represents approximately 50 to 80 % of body weight depending on age and fat content.

4.) Most people can survive no more than 7 days without water.

5.)Your blood is approximately 90% water and is responsible for transporting nutrients and energy to muscles and for taking waste from tissues.

~Sources~

Source for Reason #1, #2, #3

I got the information from the first paragraph.

Source For Reason #4

I got the infromation from the first paragraph.

Source For reason # 5.

I got the information from the second paragraph.