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Water in Diet

Water in Diet | Functions and Sources

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 tissues healthy.

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.

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Author: Clare Armstrong, MS, RD
Reviewer: Sandy Keefe, RN, MSN
Date Reviewed: 04/02/01

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