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Posts tagged thirst

September 19, 2014

 

Man drinks bottled water near waterfront

Water on the Brain

The scientists found that drinking when thirsty activates the orbitofrontal cortex—an area of the brain linked to emotional decision making.

November 26, 2012

 

pretzels close up with salt

Which Makes You Thirstier, Salt Or Sugar?

Chow down salty chips or pretzels, and soon you'll be guzzling your favorite drink. But snacking on sugary foods makes you thirsty, too.

December 13, 2011

 

A spilt salt skaker

Why Salt Makes You Thirsty

Why does eating salty popcorn or baked ham make you thirsty, sometimes a few hours after you've eaten it?

May 24, 2007

 

Gummy candy on top of sprinkles

Sweet Thirst

Everyone knows salt makes you thirsty. However, did you know snacking on sugary foods makes you thirsty, too? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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