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The Science behind Thirst

Los Angeles, CA –

During the midst of exercise, the body craves refreshmentand nothing is more satisfying than a drink of cool water.  But many report that after a workout, andafter thirst has been quenched, drinking extra water is difficult or evenunpleasant.  Because of this, researchershave been looking into different experiences in the brain that could be theroot of this to determine why water tastes so good when were thirsty, and howwe can find ways to consume more.

During the research, the brains of participants were scannedas they drank water during different times. When consuming water while thirsty, the area of the brain involved inemotional decision making lit up in response. In contrast, the area of the brain involved in controlling movement litup when participants forced themselves to keep drinking after quenching theirthirst. 

Researchers suspect that this instinct to reject water uponquenching thirst evolved in order to prevent a person from drinking too much,which could result in low sodium levels and lead to seizures. 

It’s important to understand how the brain processes thethirst response in order to adequately regulate consumption of water.  The recommended amount an average personshould consume each day is roughly 64 ounces per day, but this can vary onactivity level. 

Instead of measuring an amount out, experts recommend drinkinguntil the body feels satiated – or grabbing a glass of water whenever thesmallest hint of thirst strikes.

Adequate hydration is essential for energy, properdigestion, and an overall feeling of satiety and wellness.  When thirst is quenched, the body will stopcraving more and we should cease drinking. But until then, enjoy the cool water that the body craves as often aspossible.

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