Water Works. “Ugly Bags of Mostly Water". That’s what an alien, made up of inorganic material, calls humans in a Star Trek The Next Generation episode. The Alien Was Correct. Your body is mostly (50 to 70 percent water)
That’s what an alien, made up of inorganic material, calls humans in a Star Trek The Next Generation episode.
If we had to, we could go for weeks at a time without food.
But in a matter of days (more quickly in warm weather) you would die without water.
NOT THAT KIND OF SOLVENT!
It dissolves other substances and carries nutrients and other materials (such as blood cells) around the body making it possible for every organ to do its job.
DIGEST FOOD: dissolving nutrients so that they can pass through the intestinal cell walls into your bloodstream and move food along through your intestinal tract.
You know, like this!
About 75% of the water in your body is Intracellular fluid (the water inside body cells).
The other 25% is:
That’s right! Electrolytes are salts (trace minerals) that keep the balance between the water in your cells and the water outside your cells.
If you drink WAY TOO MUCH WATER you can die from water intoxication. This is because by drinking so much water you are throwing off the electrolyte balance.
Every day you lose an amount of water equal to about 4% of your total weight. If you don’t take in enough water to replace what you lose naturally, warning signals go off.
Lose about 1% of your body weight—you get really, really thirsty.
When water loss rises to about 2% of your weight, your appetite fades.
Your circulation slows as water seeps out of blood cells and blood plasma.
You experience a sense of emotional discomfort, a perception that things are, well, not right.
When water loss equals 4% of your body weight you’re:
Slightly nauseated, your skin is flushed, and you’re very, very tired.
Your hands and feet tingle, your head aches, your temperature rises, you breathe more quickly, and your pulse quickens.
Without water all your organs and body systems fail.
Ahhh…that’s better…I WILL drink some nice cool water right now.