Drink Water, Think Better?

Drink Water, Think Better?

Lady chugging waterWe came across an interesting article this week in the Huffington Post that suggests plain old water can help your mental performance. Well, then it’s no wonder the Culligan Man is so smart…

Right?

All jokes aside, the small study found that participants who drank about three cups of water before taking a battery of cognitive tests performed better on a test that measured reaction times compared with those who didn’t drink water, the article explains.

This finding was particular true for thirsty people. The researchers speculate that the sensation of thirst may take some attention away from the task at hand, and thus impair response time.

These results suggest that a “freeing up of attentional resources” occurs when people quench their thirst, the researchers wrote in the July 16 issue of the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

It’s no secret that keeping properly hydrated is good for us. We’ve discussed before some of the benefits — such as eliminating toxins and helping to rid your body of waste, kicking your metabolism into high gear, and giving you energy. So what do you think? Do you think your next glass of water is going to give your mind a boost?

May as well try! Give your Culligan Man a shout to find out more about your drinking water solutions.