Name a drink that can increase your alertness, prevent you from fainting after giving blood, and even promote a teensy bit of weight loss.
Think it’s one of those “miraculous” multi-level marketing elixirs made of exotic juices that sell for about 40 bucks a pop?
Well, think again…continue reading.
The drink I’m talking about doesn’t cost anything, yet most of us don’t get enough of it.
I’m talking about…water.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center led by David Robertson, MD, have shown that ordinary water—without any additives—does more than just quench thirst. It has some other unexpected, physiological effects. It increases the activity of the sympathetic—fight or flight—nervous system, which raises alertness, blood pressure and energy expenditure (a technical term for calorie burning).
Written by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS