Water, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are the basic
building blocks of a good diet. By choosing the healthiest forms of each of these
nutrients, and eating them in the proper balance, you enable your body to function at its
The human body is two-thirds water. Water is an essential
nutrient that is involved in every function of the body.
- Water helps transport nutrients and waste products in and
out of cells.
- Water is necessary for all digestive, absorption,
circulatory, and excretory functions
- Water is needed for the utilization of the water-soluble
- It is needed for the maintenance of proper body temperature.
It is recommended that you drink at least eight 8-ounce
glasses of water each day.
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