Water in Diet
How does the nutrient affect the body?
Water is one of the most important parts of the diet. Body fluids are mostly
water. These fluids flow through arteries, veins and capillaries and carry
nutrients and wastes. Fluids fill cells and the spaces between them to keep
Water is also needed for many chemical reactions in the
body. Water dissolves vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Water helps keep
joints lubricated. Water helps regulate body temperature. When hot water, in
the form of perspiration, evaporates from the skin it cools the body. This
keeps the body's internal temperature within a very small range.