Just like every other organs in our body, our brain can be influenced by a plethora of different factors, including some everyday habits, that can cause it some severe damage.
If you’re a heavy drinker or chain smoker, you probably know you’re doing something wrong, so, take notes, if you want your brain to serve you longer!
1. Lack of communication
Some recent research shows that as little as 10 minutes of live conversation can boost your brain work, and you don’t even have to go outside, just call your mate and talk about the latest Overwatch hero for 10 minutes. Easy!
2. Not having breakfast
According to the research, kids who eat breakfast regularly, have better grades at school, especially in science classes. No breakfast means your blood sugar goes down, which in turn negatively affects the brain.
3. Ice cream
Any food cold enough, like ice cream for example, can cause a painful brain freeze. It’s said that cold food narrows the blood vessels, and the body, trying to prevent hypothermia, sends warm blood to the brain, which, in turn, dilates the blood vessels.
As you know, the human brain is 70-80% water. In addition, water is responsible for delivering the stuff necessary for the brain to function properly. So yes, the brain works most efficiently when it does not lack H2O.
According to some studies, alcohol consumption destroys the connections between the brain cells. However, there is also good news: if you stop drinking alcohol, eventually, the brain returns to normal.
Research has shown that smoking leads not only to cancer, but also to a decrease in the thickness of the cerebral cortex. Such damage can significantly affect mental abilities, as it is this part of the brain that, among other things, is responsible for thinking.
7. Lack of physical exercises
The brain, as well as the muscles, needs regular training. One study has shown that physical exercises have a beneficial effect on the synthesis of BDNF, responsible for the long-term memory.