How does it affect the Body?
                                                      Amanda Dewey
                                                  Axia College/SCI 241
                                                    January 30, 2010

                                          How does it affect the Body?
    Water is essential to health maintenance because water is a vital nutrient within ones body.
This is one of the six courses of nutrients plus it is required for the body to lug out its numerous
purpose. The body is made up of generally water so when our bodies are exhausted of water, it is
unfavorable for our health. Water offers hydration when we are dehydrated and is often
restocked all the way through the day because we continuously need water. Water moves all
through the body by osmosis that travels up or down attentiveness incline depending on where
water is needed and where there needs to be a decrease if there is an excessive amount of water.
Water also helps aid with the function of many systems in the body such as the digestive system,
the lymphatic system, and the nervous system.
    Water, in its many forms contributes to a number of functions in the human body. Water is
basically saliva that is used in the mouth and in the blood, which consist of mostly of water, it
"flows throughout our bodies, distributing oxygen and nutrients to cells and returning waste
products to the lungs and didneys for excretion" (Grosvenor and Smolin, 2006, p.283). Water
also aids the body by producing sweat and "[regulating] body temperature by increasing or
decreasing the amount of heat lost at the surface of the body" (Grosvenor and Smolin, 2006,
p.283). Sweat cools the body by producing water to lose heat in the body. Water also aids in