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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
|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.|
1. Properties of Water
Why does ice float? Why can water rise on its own against gravity in a small tube? Find out how these mysterious properties of water can be explained by hydrogen bonds.
2. Water's Role as a Nutrient: Importance & Dietary Need
Water is an important thing for the entire world and the world inside your body. This lesson will point out why it's important for you and how much you need on a daily basis.
3. Water Balance in the Body: Healthy Intake & Output
Keeping our bodies hydrated is essential for physical and mental performance. Without it, we will suffer from brain fog, make poor decisions, and even be unable to perform simple physical tasks. Learn more about water balance in the body in this lesson.
4. Dehydration & Other Concerns of Water Intake in the Body
Dehydration can be a serious, even fatal, condition. For the most part, we have control over how much fluid we consume and how much we exercise, which allows us to reduce and even eliminate most of the causes of dehydration. There are a few causes, however, that we have very little control over. Find out more in this lesson.
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Other chapters within the UExcel Science of Nutrition: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Understanding Nutrition Basics
- Researching Nutrition
- Diet Planning Basics
- Carbohydrates in Nutrition
- Impact of Lipids on Nutrition
- Protein's Role in Nutrition
- Minerals in Nutrition
- Symptoms of Major Mineral Deficiency & Toxicity
- Symptoms of Trace Mineral Deficiency & Toxicity
- The Role of Vitamins in Nutrition
- Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Digestion
- How the Body Handles Nutrients
- Health & Regulation of the GI Tract
- Understanding Cell Anatomy & Metabolism
- Excretion: Urination & Sweat
- Managing the Body's Weight & Energy
- Eating Disorders: Risk to Nutrition
- Role of Physical Fitness in Nutrition