Water Or A Sports Drink? These Brain Cells May Decide Which One We Crave

Brain cells which monitor liquid, mineral and salt levels in body, influence what types of drinks we crave when thirsty.

Scientists have identified specialized brain cells that create two distinct kinds of thirst. Some of the cells respond to a need for water alone, while others produce a craving for water and salt.

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