“the most complex, powerful organism in the universe.”
Without any doubt, our brain is vital to our existence. We use it to function in the physical world. But like the rest of our body, the brain is subject to aging, decay, and death.
Studies show that some habits can cause brain damage:
- Omitting Breakfast. Not taking breakfast lowers blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
- Overeating. Eating too much hardens the brain arteries, decreasing mental power.
- High Sugar Consumption. Too much sugar interrupts the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and interfering with brain development.
- Smoking. Multiple brain shrinkage and Alzheimer’s disease are effects of smoking.
- Air Pollution. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.
- Sleep Deprivation. Long term sleep deprivation accelerates the death of brain cells. Sleep allows our brain to rest.
- Head covered while sleeping. Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decreases the concentration of oxygen, leading to brain damage.
- Working your brain during illness. Working hard or studying while one is sick may decrease the effectiveness of the brain and damage it.
- Lack of stimulating thoughts. Thinking is the best way to train our brain. Without much stimulating thoughts, the brain may shrink.
- Conversations. Intellectual conversations promote brain efficiency.