|Water is a universal
solvent. Our body
contains 50 to 70 % of water. The average male body has proportionately more
muscle than the average female body. Water content depends on how old you are and
how much muscle and fat you have. Muscle tissue has more H2O than fat tissue.
- It dissolves with other substance
and carries the nutrients and other materials around the body, making it
possible for every organs to do its job.
- It helps in easy digestion of
- carry waste products out of our
- provides a medium in which
biochemical reactions occur.
- sends electrical messages between
- regulates body
- lubricates your moving
The role of
The term electrolytes are used to
describe sodium, chloride and potassium. The most common electrolyte found in the
dinner table is sodium chloride (table salt).
The outside contain more sodium
and chloride and fluid inside contain more potassium. The process by which sodium
flow out and potassium flow in is called sodium pump.
Lack of water leads to dryness in
mouth, reduce urination, dehydration etc.
- Fruits and
- Milk products
The estimated minimum
requirements for sodium, chloride, potassium are:
Sodium: 500mg for adult weighing
Potassium: 2000mg for adult weighing
Chloride: 750mg for adult weighing