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Water and Minerals

dudek - chapter 6

water more vital to life than food. largest omponenet of the body
functions of water provides shape and structure to cells, regulates body temp, aids in digestion and absorption, eliminates waste
insensible water loss immeasureable loss from skin, respirations
sensible wate loss measurable loss. from urine, feeces, vomit, drainage
water balance intake approximates output
minerals inorganic substances that cannot be broken down in the body
functions of minerals structure, fluid balance, acid/base balance, hormone activity
electrolytes sodium, potassium, cholride are electrolytes because they carry electrical charge when dissovled in solution
descriptors of sodium sodium free, low sodium, reduces or less sodium, salt free, no added salt
sodium free <5 mg of sodium
unsalted or no salt added no salt added during processing the food product
calcium milk and yogart are richest sources of calcium. adults should consume 1000-1200 mg/day
calcium best absorbed_______________ in doses of 500 mg or less
Created by: N119