The Forgotten Nutrient

The Vital Functions of Water

Water is a very important nutrient to survive. It is found in every body cell. It helps to determine the shape, size, and firmness of cells. Your body is usually 50-70% water. It turns into a reactant in the body, which causes a chemical reaction. Water also helps to transport nutrient and waste products.

Keeping Fluids in Balance

Drinking water is so important, you need to drink 8-12 oz a day depending on your size, physical activity, and weight. Lots of people don't drink enough water, which can cause you to have headaches, sweat production declines, and the volume of fluid in the bloodstream drops. Drinking too much water is also a problem, but is not very common. Drinking too much water is called water intoxication. This can dilute the concentration of electrolytes in the extracellular fluid.