The Most Essential Nutrient

WATER

WHY IS WATER THE MOST ESSENTIAL NUTRIENT?

Functions

Water helps regulate body temperature through perspiration and helps the body eliminate harmful toxins. Water also helps regulate the digestive system, rejuvenates the skin through hydration, and lubricates and cushions joints.


Example of Foods that contain Water

Lettuce (1½cup)
95%



Watermelon (1½ cup)

92%


REASONING

The human body is composed mostly of water. Without water, all of the internal organs would begin to fail, eventually resulting in death. A lack of water can also lead to other serious health problems besides death, such hallucinations, migraines, dizziness, fainting, stroke, dry mouth, and constipation. It keeps the body and all its parts working to the best of their ability. Though vitamins, minerals, and all other nutrients are important, people can live without them for a much longer period of time. However, we can only live approximately 3 days without WATER!


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