Flashcards in Water Deck (25):
Coffee is diuretic
What does diuretic mean?
Causes body to excrete more water than actually substance contains
When highly sugar concentrated water causes body to steal water from elsewhere in body to dilute it and make it less concentrated
Water is primary component of all bodily fluids.
What is found in?
Blood, lymph, digestive juices, urine, tears and sweat
What bodily functions is water involved in?
Circulation, digestion, absorption, elimination of wastes (to name a few)
What is water purified with?
Chlorinated to kill germs
Fluoridated to prevent tooth decay
Calcium hydroxide to change pH so r doesn't corrode pipes
What are 3 best filtration systems?
Solid carbon block filters, reverse osmosis, distillation
does pure 100% water exist?
NO, dirt, rocks and other minerals/substances in it
how much water is human body comprised of?
during gestation, how much water is body comprised of?
how much water is extracellular?
how much water is intracellular?
how many cups of water is recommended per day
12 - 4 can get from foods we eat, but 8 have to be actual water
what 2 types of carbon filtration systems are there?
granulated- can trap bacteria in space and it can then multiply
solid carbon- better to use
what factors can affect water intake?
body size, activity level, sweat, climate and temp, diet, health status, medications
good drinking water should have how much total dissolved solids?
300ppm or higher
good drinking water should have what kind of pH
alkaline pH, over 7.0
how much bacteria needs to be removed from any purifier?
what health complications are linked to inadequate water intake?
diabetes, asthma, back pain, cataracts, chronic fatigue, arthritis, colitis, depression, heartburn, HBP, high cholesterol, kidney stones, lupus, migraines, MS, muscular dystrophy
what % of population drinks no water?
what % drinks less than 2 cups per day?
Instead of drinking 12 cups a day, what is another way to determine how much a person should drink?
Should drink half their body weight in ounces
What are 3 filtering mechanisms in RO?
Sedimentation (allows matter to settle), RO filter and carbon filter
Which filter produces waste water?
what is the standard american diet?
food in excess meat/protein, fats, sugars
deficient in raw plants, fruit and veggies
lack of nutrients such as enzymes due to overcooking/processing
high in preservatives, antibiotics and hormones