Transport of nutrients
Water is essential to the body because it delivers nutritional elements such as minerals, trace elements and vitamins to the cells. It also plays a key role in eliminating waste.
Water is not just a transporter of nutritional elements. It plays an active role in our metabolic processes.
Through a process called hydrolysis, water molecules are part of the biochemical breakdown of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, which are structurally complex foods, into units more absorbable by the body.
On the other hand, different metabolic reactions create water internally. This water is referred to as "metabolic" or "endogenous". The body of a sedentary person produces about 250-350 ml of metabolic/endogenous water a day.