Water is probably the most important of the six essential nutrients our bodies need to remain healthy. (The other five nutrients are protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins). We need water to digest our food, absorb the other nutrients from the food we eat and get rid of waste so that we can increase our chances of maintaining a healthy weight.
If you’ve never heard of “terminal dehydration,” you’re probably not alone. Terminal dehydration, also called voluntary death by dehydration (VDD), is when a very ill patient decides to stop eating food or drinking fluids to hasten death.
Water is one of the six basic nutrients you need to live. The others are protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. But water is the only nutrient where absence will cause death within days.
For those of us living in the United States, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Warmer weather has arrived, the days are longer, the grandkids are out of school, the pools get uncovered, and cook-outs are the order of the day.
Donning a Statue of Liberty costume on Halloween during a live taping of her talk show, 53-year-old TV host Wendy Williams shocked and worried viewers as she fainted and fell to the ground.
There are six types of nutrients that our body needs to survive. They are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. We have provided a wealth of information about minerals, because they appear to be the least discussed. But today, we are going to talk about water.
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