Carissa Rhodes

Water's Uses in the Body

Water is needed for almost every bodily function. I think the most important five are cell life, chemical and metabolic reactions, transportation of nutrients, body temperature regulation, and elimination of waste. The body cannot store water, so it therefore must have a fresh supply every day.

Special Facts

*You can't live more than three to five days without water*

*Roughly 70% of an adults body is made up of water*

Too much, or not enough?

It is possible to drink too much or not enough. Not enough is called dehydration, while too much is called hyponatremia. They have very similar symptoms, and it would be easy to confuse them, but you can tell which one you have by thinking about your recent water intake. The symptoms are headache, nausea, dizziness, and muscle cramps. The best way to fix dehydration is by drinking water, while the treatment for hyponatremia is to intake some salt.

Where do I get it?

The most common way to intake water is by drinking it alone, but water is also included in everything we drink. It is also in a lot of the food we eat, including fruits and vegetables.