Scientists: Drinking the Right Amount of Water can Improve Your Mood
Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Feeling a bit irritable? Scientists say this could be because you’re not be drinking enough water. A study conducted by French researchers found increasing your water intake can help elevate your mood!
Scientists divided a group of 52 study participants into two smaller groups depending on their baseline water consumption habits. The first group (“HIGH”) habitually consumed around 2.5L of what a day. The second group (“LOW”) normally consumed much less water on a daily basis.
Both groups were asked to change their water drinking habits.
HIGH group was asked to decrease their water intake from 2.5 Liters a day to no more than 1 Liter a day. On the other hand, LOW group was asked to increase their daily water intake to 2.5 Liters.
Participants were asked to record their thoughts and feelings in an electronic diary. Researchers also used psychological scales designed to measure mood, alertness, fatigue, and emotions to gauge each participant during the 6-day study.
The results were fascinating! The group that was asked to cut their water consumption by more than half, HIGH, reported feeling less content and calm. They also experienced a significant decrease in overall positive emotions.
On the other hand, those asked to drink more water experienced a boost in mood! Specifically, they felt a remarkable reduction in confusion & bewilderment, brain fog, fatigue, and anger according to their assessment scores. Combined, these scores indicate a general easement of depression symptoms.
There you have it: if you’re feeling down and don’t know why, drink some water to not only rejuvenate your body but also your mind!
Wrapping it up
According to this study, the magic amount seems to be 2.5 Liters of water a day. That’s about seven 12 oz cups. If you’re having a hard time drinking this amount, it’s usually because you don’t like how water tastes from your sink or it’s too much of an inconvenience to buy that much bottled water.
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