This may seem like a no-brainer – water is essential for healthy living. However, a recent study confirmed what most of us already know.
Drinking water can help improve your brain function if you’re dehydrated.
Dehydration has some severe effects on the body, and also causes issues with brain functions. If you’re dehydrated, you might feel “fuzzy brain”, which is characterized by forgetfulness, lack of attention, headaches and other symptoms.
However, did you know that most people are mildly dehydrated throughout the day? In this study conducted by researchers, drinking water actually caused noticeable improvements in brain function. What’s even more interesting is that the participants in this study weren’t able to identify when they were dehydrated.
Here’s how the study went down:
In the three-day study, women were dehydrated through three 40-minute treadmill workouts and in a separate treadmill workout after taking a diuretic. In the final test, they worked out on a treadmill but were allowed to properly hydrate during the exercise. During and after each bout of exercise, the women took a series of cognitive tests.”
The results are hardly surprising, and give us all yet another reason to stay properly hydrated during the day.