Down in the dumps? Have a glass of water.

Tired? Stressed? In a bad mood? Well…shape up and drink more water! Huh?

Recent research by Dr. Nathalie Pross showed that women’s mood, concentration, and calmness were all impacted by being dehydrated. Interestingly, this study showed that even after rehydrating the negative effects persisted.

“To our knowledge, this is the first study showing that [fluid deprivation] has longer-term effects on mood that are not directly reversed by an ad libitum fluid intake,” says Dr. Pross.

So how were you feeling today? Cranky? Beat? Maybe you weren’t drinking enough water?

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