My brain (oh Pooh of very little brain) is wont to skip along from thought to thought not unlike a greased toboggan on a stretch of snow. On occasion though, it hits the tarmac or an unsnowed patch and sticks a little. And ….. then it’s off again.

One of these skippity thought processes snagged on the thought about the masters of maths, Pythagoras, as an example; or da Vinci? What about brainboxes such as Plato (a favourite of mine); Euclid and Einstein?

I wondered if one went back in time and we studied their dietary and hydration habits, if we would find out whether they were big on the hydration or whether they were more of the tortured genius unhealthy habits, staying awake for days on end type habits individuals.

I guess we’ll never know (unless you have the time to study ancient texts to establish what any of these of large brained people ate and drank?) but what I do know is that drinking water aids us in incalculable ways, not excluding:

The brain is one of the most important organs in your body to keep fuelled. It is approximately 85 percent water and brain function depends on having abundant access to water.

Water gives the brain the electrical energy for all brain functions, including thought and memory processes.

Studies have proven that your brain cells need twice as much energy compared to 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.

Daily hydration not only helps with better thinking, it can help prevent attention deficit disorder in children and adults.

The reason why it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day for optimal brain function is that your brain does not have any way to store water.

I found the last bit of information fascinating, I wasn’t aware that the brain cannot ‘store’ water – it makes it all the more important to ensure that in order to have your brain function at optimal levels, you need to drink sufficient water.

I may not have the brain capacity of the fathers of maths, but at least now I know how to keep my brain happy, functioning and healthy – all I need to do is drink the original energy drink – water.