By - April 1, 2018

How your body uses water

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Water plays a major part in everything your body does. Here are just a few of the ways your body uses water every day.

Infographic: How your body uses water

  • Makes hormones and chemicals needed to send information from your brain to your body
  • Cushions your brain and spinal cord
  • Creates saliva to help digest your food
  • Regulates your body temperature through sweat and respiration
  • Transports nutrients and oxygen to your cells
  • Helps cushion and lubricate joints
  • Converts food into nutrients your cells can use
  • Helps flush waste from your body
Sources: WebMD.com, MayoClinic.org, National Institute on Aging