If you have kids and you wish there was something that could help them boost their brain power? Try water. Water works magic for the body. Even by me drinking 3 liters of bottled water a day, I have stopped drinking coffee!
A new study says that drinking water can increase children’s ability to multitask and improve their reaction times. Researchers analyzed test results of 75 kids between nine and 11 showing their cognitive abilities after drinking different amounts of water. And they found that the kids who were more hydrated performed better with mental flexibility, multitasking, and working memory.
“Children who were better hydrated tended to have greater ability to multitask and faster reaction times, and children who increased their water intake also increased their ability to multitask,” explains study co-author Naiman Khan.
These findings back up previous research which linked dehydration to poor cognitive function in children. And it’s a good reminder to keep those water bottles filled.