Nourish your Brain with Power of Water
It is a no-brainer that water is an element of life that can help maintain normal physical functions. But just how important is it for mental functions? While drinking water should always be top priority in maintaining overall wellbeing, let’s look at how it can support your brain.
Water can contribute to concentration and memory function
Drinking plenty of water can do a big favour for your brain. Water is a resourceful power to maintain mental sharpness and a positive mood. Seventy-five percent of the human brain is made up of water,so when the body is dehydrated, the brain literally shrinks.
According to a study by researchers King’s College London, dehydration forces the brain to work much harder, using more energy to tackle simple tasks, such as remembering a name or tying shoe laces. The brain is responsible for speaking, concentrating and moving, just to name a few, and without enough water, it’s possible that it won’t work efficiently or effectively.
Even being slightly dehydrated can affect moodiness, headaches and general fatigue, as a study from the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut shows. So act smart and drink water to help maintain energy and happiness!
How much water is enough?
The general consensus is to drink at least two litres (approximately eight to 10 glasses) of water on a daily basis to keep the body and brain comfortable. As we said in April’s issue of Amagram Online, this can change depending on your lifestyle.
A helpful tip to make sure you drink plenty of water is to invest in a reusable water bottle. Splurge on a bottle that’s in your favorite colour or has a unique feature, like a built-in filter, that’ll motivate you to use it. Remember to calculate how many times you have to refill it to meet the quota! Because it’s the least you can do for your hardworking brain.
Article source: Amagram Online