Can We Produce Water in Our Body

In addition to the water we ingest, we can also count on normal metabolic reactions in our cells to generate some water as well. On average an adult will generate about V liter (approximately 2 cups) in our normal metabolic reactions. When our cells completely break down (combust) the glucose and the fatty acid, two of our most significant energy nutrients, water is created:

glucose: C6H12O6 + 6O2 ^ 6CO2 + 6H2O palmitic acid: C16H32O2 + 23O2 ^ 16CO2 + 16H2O.

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