Children who drink more water have better cognitive development.
We all know that water is important for our health. It shouldn't surprise any of us to know that water is essential to our bodies and our mental and physical health. Studies have shown that children who drink more water will have stronger brains! It is very important that we limit sports drinks, juice drinks, and soda, and start replacing with water. Teach your children how important it is to consume water and show them by example.
A new study has come out to show the exact impact that health and nutrition have on our children's developing bodies and brains. The study is a preliminary one and is scheduled to be presented at the meeting 'Nutrition 2019' in Baltimore, United States of America. The study showed that the kids whose diets had a higher percentage of snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to score lower on standardized academic tests, as compared to kids who ate less of these foods. The study also showed that the "children who drank more water or had greater habitual hydration were more likely to perform well in tasks requiring cognitive flexibility." The children also showed that when they drank more water they had better memory and were able to recollect important information quicker.
This particular study showed that children who drank two and a half liters per day ( roughly 10 cups) compared to children who only drank just half a liter had much better hydration levels. Therefore, it is advised that children try to drink at least 10 cups of water a day in order to help improve their brain function. Hydration levels can be negatively impacted by drinking too many sugary drinks such as juice, soda, and sports drinks. It is important to teach our children how important water is to their cognitive development.
The study also showed that an improvement in nutritional as well as learning intervention can lead to improvements in children's expressive language, visual reception as well as social-emotional behavior. If your kid is struggling in school and you feel like they are having a tough time memorizing their academic content then it might be worth a try to improve their nutrition and to add more water into their diet.