Essay on Water: an Overlooked Essential Nutrient

2655 Words Mar 10th, 2014 11 Pages
Nutri, Health, & Wellness w/ Lab
8 February 2014
Water: An Overlooked Essential Nutrient
Welcome, my name is Karina Padilla I am a registered dietician. I have invited you to lunch and learn about, what you will select for a yearlong beverage contract from these three choices water, Gatorade, and Powerade. The role of water in our body are giving cell life, where water is a carrier, distributing essential nutrients to cells as minerals, vitamins, and glucose. It also has chemical and metabolic reactions as it removes waste products including toxins that the organ cells reject and removes through urine and feces. Water is a transport of nutrients in the biochemical break down of what we eat. H2O regulates body temperature, it has
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As a study found out there was no scientific evidence for the 64-ounce daily recommendations for water. Instead, to use thirst to determine their fluid needs. Sports drinks don’t necessarily have a daily recommendation. If you’re not exercising at least for an hour then you don’t need to drink any sports at all. Sports beverages are for people, that do some type of physical activity for more than an hour. Sports drinks enhance fluid absorption in the small intestine due to the glucose and sodium content. It also helps maintain stamina in events through providing a small amount of carbohydrates to the working muscles.
The nutritional facts found in a Aquafina bottled water of 8oz are calories, total fat (g), sodium (mg), total carbs (g), sugars (g), and protein (g) are all 0! (PepsiCo, 2014) The benefits of drinking water are it makes you avoid skin disorders, removes toxins, increases metabolic rate, and much more. The nutritional facts in a Powerade Fruit Punch of a 8oz bottle are calories 50, total fat, saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol all equal out to 0. The sodium is 100(mg), potassium 25(mg), total carbohydrate 14(g), dietary fiber 0(g), sugars 14(g), and protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron are all 0. Powerade is a sports drink with 50 calories, which is about the average for all sports drinks, 14(g) of carbohydrates, which again

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