The Effects of Nutrients on Brain Function
Optimizing brain health is on trend. A well-functioning brain creates more opportunities for success in each aspect of life. Discover the fundamentals of nutrition for optimizing brain health and function for yourself and coaching clients.
An important fact to know is that 80-90% of our brain mass is water. When we experience dehydration, the first organ to be affected is the brain – which is why hydration is critically linked to optimal brain function. A proper hydration level allows for the important balance of minerals across the cellular membrane, thus allowing it to hold the proper charge so that it maintains optimal functioning. But we also need proper hydration to ensure that the cells receive life-sustaining nutrients and the removal of toxic waste from the brain.
A client who does not consume enough water to maintain adequate hydration for their brain will not function optimally. One concern with under-hydration is the toxic waste build-up in the cells of the brain; this is typically the culprit behind fatigue and brain fog – two of the most common concerns of people over the age of fifty. Increasing water may be one of the easiest ways to inspire your clients to improve how they feel. When we can consume water consistently throughout the day, we are more able to naturally address this decline in function.