Over 70 percent of your body is composed of water and every function in the body is dependent on water, including the activities of the brain and nervous system. Specifically, the brain is composed of around 85% water. When are you aren’t properly hydrated the effects can be felt on your brain. You physically feel these effects by ways of headaches, poor concentration, and dampers your short-term memory. Dehydration causes the level of energy production in the brain to decrease because it doesn’t have the proper water amount available.
“According to Dr. Corinne Allen, founder of the Advanced Learning and Development Institute, brain cells need two times more energy than other cells in the body. Water provides this energy more effectively than any other substance. Water is also needed for the brain’s production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Nerve transmission requires one-half of all the brain’s energy. 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.
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 Benefits Health
The main reason why it is important to drink water all of the time is because your brain cannot store water. Your brain is in constant need. Just because you drank a lot of water in the morning doesn’t mean you can get by without drinking water the rest of the day.
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