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Water: Food for the brain

Vivreau says hydration can be easily overlooked, but is essential for students' cognitive performance

Posted by Stephanie Broad | April 12, 2016 | Catering & hospitality

Dehydration among students is not uncommon and can result in headaches, fatigue, dizziness and many other unpleasant symptoms, all of which can have an impact on health and studying. Research has shown that losing just 2% of water from your body (on average consisting of 60% water) can reduce cognitive (mental) performance. Therefore, it is in every education establishments best interest to ensure that students are well hydrated.

That is where Vivreau, a global leader and innovator in the development and manufacture of purified drinking water systems comes in.

Stephen Charles, Managing Director at Vivreau, explains: Water accounts for 85% of the brain, essentially making water brain food! Hydration can be easily overlooked by students. However, having a hydrated and healthy class can improve grades as well as general health. Adding slices of fruit and ice make filtered water even more appealing.”

Vivreau specialises in high-quality drinking water products, with the Vi tap being one of the company’s key products. The Vi tap dispenses mains-fed purified chilled still, sparkling and instant boiling hot water from one single tap. With a built-in safety feature to prevent accidental use of hot water, a touch sensor control and zero splash – this system really is a must-have in the independent school environment.

Sparkling water is a brilliant way to convert students more accustomed to sugary fizzy drinks who may need a little more encouragement. With the Chancellor’s recent announcement of sugar tax, there has never been a better time to start implementing healthy alternative drinking systems.

www.vivreau.co.uk

 

Thursday 21st April is National Tea Day - a celebration of Britain's national drink, in all its flavours and glory! Vivreau’s Vi tap has a high spec boiler, capable of producing up to four cups of instant boiling hot water per minute at 97 degrees, the perfect temperature for tea! Visit www.vivreau.co.uk for more information.

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