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The Science Behind Thirst


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/03/2014 -- During the midst of exercise, the body craves refreshment and nothing is more satisfying than a drink of cool water. But many report that after a workout, and after thirst has been quenched, drinking extra water is difficult or even unpleasant. Because of this, researchers have been looking into different experiences in the brain that could be the root of this to determine why water tastes so good when were thirsty, and how we can find ways to consume more.

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

Researchers suspect that this instinct to reject water upon quenching 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 the thirst response in order to adequately regulate consumption of water. The recommended amount an average person should consume each day is roughly 64 ounces per day, but this can vary on activity level.

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

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

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