Water

How the body uses it, factes, myths, and about dehyrdration

Body uses for Water

-water brings cells needed nutrients


-removes waste products


-helps break down what we eat


-controls the body temperature


-acts as insulation for the joints, eyes, brain, and spinal cord

Myths Corrected

-Drinking eight glasses of water- You don't have to drink eight glasses of water it is just recommended and people who eat a lot of fruits and veggies need less because they get water from them


-Other liquids can count as water- ACTUALLY Other beverages do not count as water, and some like coffee and soda dehydrates instead


-You can never get enough water- ACTUALLY There is such thing as drinking too much, it causes body levels to drop below normal

Some interesting facts

-Fluoride in drinking water can help prevent cavities


-People in America use five times the amount of water than people living in Europe


-Bottled water costs a thousand times more than tap water


-Taking a bath by filling the tub uses less water than a short shower


-Average of water used by people is 50 gallons

About dehyrdration

-Move yourself or person to a place shaded or with a cooler temperature


-Have them drink water to rehydrate their body


-Avoid giving them things like tea, coffee, soda, or beverages with high caffeine/ sugar because it dehydrates them more