YOU ARE DESTROYING YOUR BRAIN IF YOU KEEP DOING THIS 6 THINGS
A habit is a regular practice, that most of us are dependent on. Often, we don’t realize the cause nor its effects. Some every day, seemingly harmless habits can be so bad that they can cause lasting brain damage.
The human brain is the most important organ of our body and we all fail to think that the brain also requires exercise or training and nutrition for it to function well. Thus, forming good habits and avoiding the following bad habits will prevent brain damage and keep it healthy
1 Too much food
It’s said that, “too much of anything is bad”. The same applies to our brain too. We tend to overeat, if the brain is not functioning normally and vice versa, over-eating leads to brain damage. Over-eating leads to deposition of cholesterol plaques and thickening of blood vessels of the brain causing reduced blood supply to brain cells. This can cause serious damage to the normal functioning of the brain. It is found that overeating leads to Alzheimer’s disease. Over-eating leads to obesity which in turn damages our self-image and self-confidence and can lead to depression and other psychological problems.
2 Lack of Sleep
Sleep deprivation hinders the brain’s ability to perform normally. If you have ever lost your way home or forgotten your keys somewhere and cannot recollect where, then lack of sleep has probably been the culprit behind this temporary memory loss. Sleep deprivation leads to cognitive issues. Without enough sleep, certain brain cells die and it then becomes harder for you to remember things. Psychological issues can also crop up due to bad sleep or sleep disturbances. So make sure you get your daily dose of 7 hours of beauty, as well brain-friendly sleep.
3 Eating Sugary Foods
Sugar and sugar products are not only bad for your waistline, but your brain function too. Long term use of sugar can create a variety of neurological problems, and prevent your good memory. Sugar can affect your ability to learn. It is, therefore, advisable to avoid pre-baked products, sugar, corn syrup, and products which are high in fructose.
4 TOO MUCH SALT
Everyone knows that salty foods affect blood pressure and have bed effect on the heart. Foods that contain large amounts of salt (sodium), and can affect your cognitive function and impair your ability to think. Otherwise salty foods affect your intelligence.
In fact, consumption of salty foods and nicotine have been shown to have the same effect as drugs because they cause severe withdrawal symptoms and cravings for salty foods.
This is probably one of the most harmful habits that we indulge in, as smoking not only causes lung diseases or heart diseases, but it also leads to shrinkage of multiple cells in the brain and can lead to problems like dementia, Alzheimer’s and may be even death. Excessive smoking indirectly causes neuro-inflammation which can cause an autoimmune disorder called Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Being lonely doesn’t necessarily mean not having many friends. Sometimes even people who have many friends can be lonely. As with many things in life, here too, it’s the quality that matters. This being said, however, being alone can promote the feeling of loneliness, which causes stress and inflammatory processes in the brain. A study at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago conducted with the participation of over 100 people, all aged 80+, revealed that those who had the least social contacts were suffering from the most severe cognitive deterioration .
Of course, your brain’s health depends on a variety of factors. And while you can’t control your genetical predisposition, you do have control over other things that can help you stay healthy. We want to encourage you to take care of your brain’s health and understand how important it is for your well-being. Your brain really is the most precious friend you have – treat it that way: a happy brain means a happy you.
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