During some recent research I was quite amazed and impressed with the extensive scope of our brain function. What was even more surprising was how something as simple as increasing our water consumption has a radical and almost instantaneous positive effect on brain function.

So impressed in fact, that I’ve written a small series around the subject, because as we know, knowledge is power and if we’re well informed,  we increase our ability to take better care of ourselves.

Here are a number of examples of brain power and how drinking water keeps these operations functioning at capacity:

Memory

  • *Every time you recall a memory or have a new thought, you are creating a new connection in your brain.
  • Memories triggered by scent have a stronger emotional connection, and therefore appear more intense than other memory triggers.
  • While you sleep at night may be the best time for your brain to consolidate all your memories from the day. Lack of sleep may actually hurt your ability to create new memories.

Brain Function

  • *Your brain uses twenty percent of the total oxygen in your body.
  • If your brain loses blood for eight to ten seconds, you will lose consciousness.
  • While awake, your brain generates between ten and twenty three watts of power – or enough energy to power a light bulb.
  • The old adage of humans only using ten percent of their brain is not true. Every part of the brain has a known function.

Psychology of Your Brain

  • *You can’t tickle yourself because your brain distinguishes between unexpected external touch and your own touch.
  • The connection between body and mind is a strong one. One estimate is that between fifty to seventy percent of visits to the doctor for physical ailments are attributed to psychological factors.

A clear case then to encourage you to drink enough water to ensure that your wonderful, hard-working brain continues to be able to carry out its myriad functions at capacity. With this in mind, remember to make regular trips to the water cooler to refill your water container. Your happily hydrated brain will thank you.

*source: from an article at Mercola