Every cell, tissue, and organ in our body needs water to work correctly, especially our brain, which is made up of about 75% water!
Our brain cells lose efficiency and shrink in size and mass when we are dehydrated, making it harder to think clearly and make informed decisions. Dehydration causes us to feel lethargic, makes it difficult to stay focused, impairs short term memory and the recall of long term memory, inhibits the ability to perform mental arithmetic, and causes what many of us have experienced, ‘brain fog’. This can make it very difficult to find the stamina and drive to strive for our goals, leaving us feeling unaccomplished and lousy.
However, there is a simple remedy to get our brains in tip top form again…rehydrate!
Staying well hydrated allows for proper detoxification of free radicals (radiation, pollutants, chemicals & pesticides) and delivers nutrients to brain cells efficiently, helping us feel energised and keeping us focused and alert.
How well hydrated are you? Here are a few tips on how you can easily stay hydrated throughout the day..
1. Drink 2 – 3 glasses of water as soon as you wake up. This will give you the boost your body needs.
2. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times – often dehydration is caused by laziness (demotivation is also an effect of being dehydrated – and so the cycle continues).
3. Take in healthy, water rich foods such as leafy greens, vegetables and fruits.
“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.” – Merlin Hearn