We are always concerned about our body and how to keep it in shape. Have you ever thought about keeping your brain hydrated? I read that every cell requires water to function. It transports oxygen and nutrients that the brain needs to function while lubricating the brain tissue.
According to an article I read from UCDAVIS, students that have a mild dehydration leads to a loss in concentration and negatively affects your cognitive performance.
- Your brain is about 75% water. When your brain is functioning on a full reserve of water, you will be able to think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity.
- Water is also essential for delivering nutrients to the brain and for removing toxins. When the brain is fully hydrated, the exchange of nutrients and toxins will be more efficient—thus ensuring better concentration and mental alertness.
The article from UCDAVIS also states that dehydration causes your brain to not run at full speed. Some of the mental symptoms of dehydration include brain fog, afternoon fatigue, focus issues, depression, anger, exhaustion, headaches, sleep issues, stress, and a lack of mental clarity and acuity.
This got me to thinking. We should be drinking around 2 liters a day. Wow, that sounds like a lot of water! Our children usually don’t drink enough water. The good thing is that when you consume vegetables and fruit you are receiving some of that water through them. This is when I came up with a challenge for my family. We will be using this marked water bottle. It lets you know how much water to drink by the hour. Sometimes I will put fruit in it for taste by cutting up watermelon, lemons, limes and freeze them along with blue and blackberries. I will place a mixture of frozen fruit in my water bottle for the day. Our family needs to get healthy and loose some weight. I will keep your updated on how things are going through this adventure. If you want to join us then comment below. We are in this together!