A person’s intelligence and memory depends upon the health of his brain. The brain is an amazing organ composed of billions of cells that send signals from head to toe. It controls everything from basic functions like breathing and heartbeat to the way we react to pleasure and pain to our ability to remember both complex mathematical equations and a simple grocery list. Not only the lack of a healthy brain can result in serious diseases like stroke, but also it can result in depression and stress etc. Our lifestyle habits have close connection with health of brain.
When you were young, your mom always told you not to pick your nose. But as a disobedient child, you paid no attention to social conventions and picked away. Only a short time later, your most noticeable habit was, you guessed it, picking your nose. While disgusting, it’s not going to do any damage to your body, or your brain. However, there are certain bad habits many people develop that can be harmful to the brain.
A healthy diet can do more than just keep a person’s weight under control. The nutrients in foods have a direct effect on the brain, and eating a diet low in those nutrients — or high in harmful substances — can have a long-term effect on the way your brain functions. With age, doctors believe the brain becomes more vulnerable to the effects of cellular inflammation and free radicals, the oxygen molecules with unpaired electrons that damage cells and play a part in the development of brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. The longer the brain is exposed to inflammation and free radicals, the more likely it is that the brain will experience age-related deterioration.
Saturated fat and sugar can also have a negative effect on the brain. For instance, if you eat hamburgers, fries, and cake more often than you eat fish and vegetables, you could be putting yourself at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
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