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Water, Water Everywhere

French, K. (2017, September 7). Water, Water Everywhere. PennState Extension. https://extension.psu.edu/water-water-everywhere

Water is needed in almost every bodily function and by all organs. Here are some things water does:

  • Moves nutrients into our cells
  • Helps to digest our food
  • Hydrates (fills with water) our cells and prevents dehydration
  • Flushes out the toxins (poisons) made from many reactions in our body

The average adult loses about 2½ quarts, or 10 cups, of water daily. To maintain your body's fluid balance, you need to replace it each day.

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Sources:

  1. American Dietetic Association website.
  2. Health & Nutrition Letter, Tufts University, April 2004.
  3. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, "Dietary Reference Intakes: Electrolytes and Water," 2004.