All About Water

Amanda Gladysz

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5 Ways Water is Used in The Body

  • Blood contains water which carries oxygen to the cells in the body
  • Water is a lymph which is a fluid in the immune system
  • Water carries nutrients to cells as well as carries wastes away
  • Every cell depends on water for functioning properly
  • Water deals with body temperature regulation

2 Myths (Corrected)

Bottled water is better than tap water

This is false because tap water is monitored very closely, every couple of hours in the US and problems must be reported. As for bottled water, they only check theirs for safety once a week and are not required to report problems.

Thirst Is The Best Indicator of Dehydration

Thirst doesn't start happening until a person has been lacking sufficient water. A better indicator is the color of a person's urine.

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5 Trivia Facts

  • The total amount of water in the body of an average adult is 37 litres
  • Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption
  • Each day almost 10,000 children under the age of 5 in Third World countries die as a result of illnesses contracted by use of impure water
  • Most of the world's people must walk at least 3 hours to fetch water
  • In a five-minute shower we use 25 to 50 gallons of water

2 Ways To Deal With Dehydration

  • On hot days, make sure to drink lots of fluids and wear loose clothing
  • if you're dehydrated, move to a cool place and rest
  • Keep away from sugary, caffeinated beverages
  • Make sure to sip water slowly and not to gulp when replenishing
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"Water Health FAQ Frequently Asked Questions." Water Health FAQ. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 July 2014.

Mayo Clinic Staff. "Dehydration." Definition. N.p., 2 Feb. 2014. Web. 23 July 2014.