• Andrea Metcalf

Hydrate to Concentrate


Water is the most essential nutrient that your body needs. Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you in a number of ways, including: Improving concentration and cognition, helping to balance your mood and emotions, maintaining memory function, preventing and relieving headaches as well as reducing stress.

Additionally, drinking water can actually make your muscles stronger. Water carries oxygen to the cells of your body, including those of your muscles. Being well hydrated enables your muscles to work longer and harder before they feel tired, and this will help you build muscle.


So how much water is enough? 

Well if you’re thirsty, your body is already in a state of dehydration, so don’t wait until you feel like drinking to have a glass of water. Additionally, many cravings for sugar are related to being in a state of dehydration. This is another reason to have a glass of water before you reach for that chocolate bar.

But all in all, there are many guesses as to how much water you should be drinking. One source says "drink half your body weight in ounces" and another says "8-10 bottles each day ". So what’s the real answer? 

Just count how many times you’re going to the bathroom... and then look in the magic, telling crystal bowl - if it’s clear then cheer - if it’s dark- you’re off mark. 


That’s the clear truth on water.

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