Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Water and Brain Energy

As you're shopping for water bottles, please avoid glass bottles. They are beautiful, but in the close classroom quarters, they end up in pieces on the floor too often.

These are two of the brands that didn’t hold up well last year!

So why do we ask students to only drink water at school? 

The brain is one of the most important organs in your body to keep fueled. 
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.

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.
The reason why it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day for optimal brain function is because your brain does not have any way to store water.
When your body loses more water than you are replacing, dehydration will kick in and brain function will be affected.