Having in mind that the brain is one of the most important organs and in the human body and how fragile it is, the World Health Organization made a list of the top 10 habits that people have that are damaging the brain.
1. Not eating breakfast – The breakfast is the most important meal of the day for reason, those who skip it usually have lower blood sugar and there is normally a lack of nutrients supply to the brain after a night without foot. If this is repeated over a long period of time it can lead to brain degeneration.
2. Overeating – overeating causes hardening of the brain arteries which can minimize mental power.
3. Smoking – With all the other bad effects of smoking, the scariest one is that it causes “multiple brain shrinkage” and it has also been associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related complications.
4. High Sugar Consumption – Sugar consumption has been revealed to undermine the body’s ability to absorb proteins and other nutrients, which results in malnutrition and brain development complications.
5. Air Pollution – It is bad for our health in genera but because of the fact that the brain needs substantial amounts of oxygen to function normally, inhaling polluted air minimizes the supply of oxygen to the body which leads to decrease in brain efficiency.
6. Sleep Deprivation – The Sleeping gives the brain the rest it needs and the time to mend itself after a long day. Prolonged sleep deprivation accelerates the death of brain cells.
7. Sleeping with your head covered – This reduces your oxygen intake during the night and even raises the chances of inhaling excess carbon dioxide. That is why you should always keep the covers off your face.
8. Working your brain during illness – When your body shows signs of illness, it is normally its way of telling you to slow down and reevaluate your current lifestyle. It is telling you that your brain needs a break. Forcing yourself to work or study even when sick, can minimize the effectiveness of and damage your brain.
9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts – Thinking is a potent tool and all through your life, the thoughts you think form new pathways in the brain. The brain’s neuroplasticity ensures that you will not remain the same forever – you will either form new pathways and improvements in your mind, or the brain will shrink to accommodate your lack of zeal to think and discover new things.
10. Talking rarely – Talking helps your brain to grow and develop. That’s why you should always participate in intellectual conversations that will stretch and strengthen your brain over time.