The brain is an incredibly important body part, as it is one of the biggest one in the body and represents the main control center. It has multiple functions, responsibilities, and tasks, as well as lots of information stored.
The brain is also surprisingly delicate. In recent years, the World Health Organization released what they consider to be the top 10 brain-damaging habits that are common among people today.
1. No Breakfast
We constantly hear that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you surely know a lot of people who avoid it on a daily basis, including the ones who tend to reduce blood sugar levels.
However, after the night of no food, the avoidance of the breakfast will provide insufficient amounts of nutrients to the brain, and if repeated, it can lead to brain degeneration.
2. Sleep Deprivation
Long term sleep deprivation speeds up the death of brain cells. We want and need to keep our brain cells around for as long as possible! Sleep gives your brain a chance to rest and repair itself after long and sometimes stressful days. Make sleep a priority and do what it takes to get more of it!
3. High Sugar Intake
Unfortunately, sugar is hidden in almost all food and drinks we consume every day. Avoiding sugar will provide you lots of excellent benefits, because the high sugar intake destroys the ability of the body to absorb nutrients, leading to malnutrition and development of brain disorders.
Excess of weight as well as obesity is often caused by over-eating. We all sometimes eat foods which are poor in nutrients. That usually makes us over-eat, but we also feel hungry all the time. Our brain performance is often diminished by nutrient-poor foods. It may later led to brain-related conditions including low brain volume and dementia.
We all know smoking is bad for one’s health. The most freaky side effect of smoking is that is causes “multiple brain shrinkage”. It is also a suspected culprit in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related diseases.
6. Lack of Stimulating Thoughts
Thinking expands the brain and supports its function, so this potent tool significantly improves the brain and opens new pathways in the mind.
The neuroplasticity of the brain ensures that you will either enhance the mind, or the brain will shrink and your lack of interest and reduced efforts will decrease your skills and abilities.
7. Talking Rarely
Talking is an activity that supports the development and growth of your brain, so intellectual conversations are the ones that strengthen and stretch this organ and boost its function.
8. Working Your Brain During Illness
We live in a go-go-go society and some of us are so driven or determined to succeed that we refuse to rest when we get sick. The truth is, when our body shows signs of illness, it’s often the body’s way of telling us we need to SLOW DOWN and reconsider our current lifestyle. It is ALSO telling us that our BRAIN needs a break! Pushing through sickness, continuing to study or work or do whatever it is we do every day can actually decrease the effectiveness of and damage the brain.