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Scientific Docs - Water Intake

 
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I know there have been people on here saying that drinking X amount of water a day helps the brain with complicated reasoning and math. But no one has posted an links to scientific studies or documentation as to where these reports came from.
If you have such information, could you please post it for me so I can read about it.
In the mean time, I am hunting on the web.
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Ive never heard anything like that, but i hope it true as i just started working out again and am drinking 1-2 gallons a day.
 
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I don't know how scientific this is but BrainGym has some info on it.
 
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Actually all those sitting any of the Java exams here should be given this type of link first to see the best way for them to revise - I've learnt a bit!
rgds - Jim
 
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well, i am taking a (required) health class at school right now... a quote from my book:


Water is the major component in both foods and the human body: you are composed of about 60% water. Your need for other nutrients, in terms of weight, is much less than your need for water. You can live up to 50 days without food but only a few days without water.
Water is distributed all over the body, among lean and other tissues [...] Water is used in digestion and is the medium in which most of the chemical reactions take place within the body. [...] The foods and fluids you consume provide 80-90% of your daily water intake [...]
To maintain a balance between water consumed and water lost, you need to take in about 1 milliliter of water for each calorie you burn - about 2 liters, or 8 cups, of fluid per day - more if you live in a hot climate or engage in vigorous exercise.


oh yea, the water in your coffee does not count.
to further answer you question... if you do not take in enough water, then you start to become dehydrated. one of the symptoms of dehydration is "darkend urine color..." gross, yes, but it is a good indicator. you should drink enough water so that your urine is clear or lightly colored. not enough water (H2O) in the body means (indirectly) not enough oxygen, which is necessary for the brain to function properly.
[This message has been edited by Greg Harris (edited November 15, 2001).]
 
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Greg, thanks. That is very informative. I gave up soda yesterday, and started drinking water. And I knew that it was better for me, but I just wanted some more info on cause and effect.
Thanks again!!

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Yeah but the hard thing is giving up the coffee with the cafeine in it which acts as a diuretic (so you go to the toilet)! and so dehydrates you!
 
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Not a problem for me, I don't drink coffee. YUCK!!
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I also gave up pop a while ago. I still srink like 1 can a day, but i used to drink like 2 or 3 litres a day. So basically thats cutting it out.
Oh yeah and coffee sucks. Drink a nice herbal tea instead, much better tasting.
 
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I should be on the Green Tea but I can't beat the jolt a cup of coffee gives my brain first thing in the morning
 
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