Drink water when you are thirst than according to a schedule.

By |2016-12-04T00:20:49+00:00December 4th, 2016|Categories: Healthy|Tags: |

The research has revealed the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the body. It stops us from over-drinking.

The results show that the brain activate a ‘swallowing inhibition’ after consuming excess liquid. It helps us maintain tightly calibrated volumes of water in the body.

Drinking too much water in the body puts it in danger of water intoxication or hyponatremia, when vital levels of sodium in the blood become abnormally low potentially causing symptoms ranging from lethargy and nausea to convulsions and coma,” the authors said.

The research showed the right prefrontal areas of the brain actived when participants were trying to swallow with much effort. It suggests the frontal cortex steps in to override the swallowing inhibition.

If we just do what our body demands us to we’ll probably get it right,” Dr. Farrell said.


6-7-Year-old children show improvements for test after having a drink of water.

By |2016-08-18T15:02:20+00:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Learning|Tags: , |

Little research has examined the effect of water consumption on cognition in children. We examined whether drinking water improves performance from baseline to test in twenty-three 6-7-year-old children. There were significant interactions between time of test and water group (water/no water), with improvements in the water group on thirst and happiness ratings, visual attention and visual search, but not visual memory or visuomotor performance. These results indicate that even under conditions of mild dehydration, not as a result of exercise, intentional water deprivation or heat exposure, children’s cognitive performance can be improved by having a drink of water.

source: Appetite. 2009 Dec;53(3):469-72. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2009.10.002. Epub 2009 Oct 14. “Does having a drink help you think? 6-7-Year-old children show improvements in cognitive performance from baseline to test after having a drink of water.” Edmonds CJ1, Jeffes B.