There has been an astounding increase in prescribed antidepressants in America in the last 10 years. Today 1 in 10 people are taking at least one antidepressant while 5% of children between the ages of 12-19 are on antidepressant medications. Although I respect the need for medications in viable cases, there is something desperately wrong when so many people need prescription antidepressants.
A new study shows that even mild dehydration can influence mood, energy levels and the ability to think clearly. Hmm…sounds a lot like mild depression symptoms.
Unfortunately, most people use thirst as an indicator for when we need to drink — a response that experts say is too little too late to avoid many of the detrimental effects of dehydration….including depression.
Mild dehydration is defined as an approximately 1.5 percent loss in normal water volume in the body. Did you know that if you are even 1% dehydrated you lose 10% brain capacity?
The take home message is that individuals need to stay hydrated at all times, not just during exercise, extreme heat or exertion. Your body and your BRAIN need to be properly hydrated.
In order to stay properly hydrated, experts recommend that individuals drink AT LEAST eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, which is approximately 2 liters of water….your coffee, tea, soft drinks and/or alcohol don’t count. NOTHING takes the place of water. Correction…nothing takes the place of pure, ionized, alkaline, micro-clustered KANGEN water.
CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT WATER…
ONE GLASS AT A TIME!
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