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Role of Water in Nutrition - Chapter Summary
Since our bodies are mostly made of water, it's pretty clear that water is a necessity of life. In these lessons, find out how water plays an important role in regards to nutrition. If you are worried that studying this chapter will take up too much of your time, you should know that our instructors do everything they can to make our materials fit into your busy schedule. For instance, the instructors take each chapter and break them up into miniature lessons. Even though the lessons are shorter, they are packed with only the most pertinent information. Therefore, even if you only have 10 minutes, you can still complete at least one full lesson. When you get through everything in this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe the importance of water as a nutrient
- Identify healthy intake and output levels of water in the body
- Analyze concerns about the intake of water
- Elaborate on problems associated with dehydration
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition course
- Introduction to Nutrition
- Healthy Diet Planning
- Role of Carbohydrates in Nutrition
- Role of Lipids in Nutrition
- Protein's Role in Nutrition
- Minerals in Nutrition
- Symptoms of Mineral Deficiency & Toxicity
- How Vitamins Support Nutrition
- Anatomy of the Digestive System
- Nutrient Digestion, Absorption & Transport
- Cell Anatomy & Metabolism
- Weight Management & Energy Needs
- Eating Disorders: Risk to Nutrition
- Physical Activity & Nutrition
- Studying for Nutrition 101