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Ch 6: Water as a Nutrient

About This Chapter

Watch water as a nutrient video lessons and learn about what role water plays in a healthy diet and much more. These lessons are accompanied by self-assessment quizzes to help you quickly gauge your understanding of the material.

Water as a Nutrient - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Lessons in this chapter are focused on water and its importance in the health of the human body. You'll watch lessons on water's properties and find out how the body uses this nutrient. Instructors educate you on the right amount of water your body needs to take in and dispose of, while also discussing some potential issues that arise when we don't drink enough water. This chapter is designed to teach you about:

  • Hydrogen bonds and specific heat
  • Amount of water the body needs
  • Water balance
  • Water supply in the body

Video Objectives
Properties of Water Learn about hydrogen bonds and the properties of ice and liquid water. Find out about states of matter and specific heat and get the details on why humans sweat. Examine what happens during cohesion and adhesion and get the definition for capillary action.
Water's Role as a Nutrient: Importance & Dietary Need Examine mucous membranes, joints and other areas of the body that rely on water to function. Find out what foods are a source of water and how much you should drink on a daily basis.
Water Balance in the Body: Healthy Intake & Output Determine what levels are considered healthy for water intake and output. Learn about how water balance is maintained.
Dehydration & Other Concerns of Water Supply in the Body Examine what happens when you become dehydrated and find out what causes it. Get details on other safety concerns regarding the supply of water in your body.

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