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7 Brain Damaging Habits That You Must Avoid

The brain is one amazing organ in the body. It is the control system for all the activities that happen in your body. It stores all the information on experiences and everything else you have encountered ever since you were born. Just like the heart, the brain is one vital organ as without it, you are basically useless. You can never function properly without it.

With the above information in mind, you may think that people will strive to keep it healthy and save. For sure they do try. But without enough knowledge, you may be doing some things that are causing harm to your brain. Those habits that we adapt and make them part of our lives, yet they are costing us much more as far as our health is concerned.

For your brain to stay healthy and function properly, you need to get rid of these seven habits:


Habit #1. Excessive Sugar Intake

Sugar intake has long been associated with several health complications, from obesity all the way to cancer and other life-threatening conditions. For some reason, we still end up taking excess sugar either knowingly or unknowingly. The effects are heartbreaking.

Apart from the many conditions it keeps you at risk of contracting, you may be surprised to know that it also causes damage to your brain over time. This is because, loads of sugar in your bloodstream prevents proteins and nutrients from being absorbed. This results in malnutrition and hinders brain development in the sense that the nutrients it requires to develop and sustain it can no longer be absorbed in the body. The next time you feel enticed to add just another teaspoon of sugar, think of all the harm it will cause you. It is not worth it. Also, try to avoid as much as possible those foods that are high in sugar content.

Here are 10 ways to spot added sugar in sugar free food

Habit #2. Skipping breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of a day. It gears you for the day’s activities and keeps you on track throughout the day. A sad reality in life is that most people tend to ignore it and rather opt to concentrate more on having a heavy lunch and dinner.

When you wake up in the morning, you’ve most likely spent more than six-hour in bed without any food. All the food that you had eaten for dinner has already been used to sustain you through the night. Simple logic is you wake up hungry even though you can’t feel it.  You need the energy to keep you going, making breakfast an important aspect in your happy mornings. If you skip breakfast over a long period of time, the brain degenerates since it lacks the essential nutrients it requires to function properly. Also, you tend to overeat, making you prone to some lifestyle diseases.

Habit #3. Multitasking

It is often said that the good thing about a woman is that she can multitask. Often, you will find women teasing their male counterparts on how better they are for their ability to multitask. But is it really a good thing?

A recent study by the Daily Mail found out that those people who multitasked frequently were more likely to suffer from brain damage than those who didn’t. It was seen that the brain tend to shrink when we multitask. One is recommended to follow a stipulated routine to perform their daily activities, one thing at a time. You will not only perform effective work but also save your brain from a lot of troubles.

Habit #4. Conversing Rarely

According to research by the World Health Organization (WHO), people who rarely talk may end up suffering from brain damage. This is because the brain cells tend to become dormant making it shrink. On the other hand if you talk indulge in intellectual talks; you tend to stretch your brain, strengthening it in the process. This is essential as far as brain development and growth is concerned. Thinking is like exercise to our bodies. The deeper the thoughts, the more the brain muscles are exercised and the better your brain develops. Watch a movie, read a book but whatever you do, don’t keep your brain inactive.

Habit #5. Sleep deprivation

As we sleep, a lot of things happen; our skin renews, and the overall body reenergizes. Sleep is vital for our physical and mental well-being. A recent study by the WHO found that when we sleep, the brain takes this time to cleanse itself by removing all the toxins that might have built up in the brain within the day.  Sleep deprivation means this process doesn’t take place thus causing brain damage. It can also lead to the accelerated death of brain cell leading to early memory loss, or Alzheimer’s disease. Having a good night sleep, of about 8 hours per day, is essential to keeping your brain healthy and active.

Habit #6. Covering Your Head While Sleeping

Latest world news shows that a large percentage of people are affected by this vice. Who wants to leave their heads open in the cold night? Well, from today on you may need to.

Apparently, when you cover head with a pillow or any other thing as you sleep, there is a buildup of oxygen and carbon dioxide around the head area. When these two are concentrated in one area, inhaling the mixture air leads to brain damage effects. Oxygen deprivation prevents brain growth. In addition, when you inhale a large amount of carbon dioxide, the consequences are dire, not only for your brain but also for your general well-being. Sleeping in a warm room may prevent you from covering your head at night, minimizing this risk.

Kick these 8 habits if you want/need a good night’s sleep.

Habit #7. Overeating

Just when you had thought that overeating was already causing a lot of negative health effects to your body, then this?

Yeah, get used to it already. Apparently, when you overeat the brain arteries harden, decreasing our mental power.  Do I need to add that overeating also causes low self-esteem, weight gain and bloating? I don’t think so. I guess there is no stopping when it comes to overeating as far as threatening our lives is concerned. Avoid this habit as much as you can. Eating a heavy healthy breakfast is a nice way to start.

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Grow Old?

Preventing brain damage is an issue that needs to be addressed. In the event that it is already damaged, formulas such as Triple Complex Brain Tonic may be used to treat the damage. It works to revitalize and energize the brain. TCBT is especially great for people who suffer from memory loss.

Through its website, TCBT promises to help people recover cognitive function ability, which most people tend to lose as they age. After all is said and done, it is important to keep away from those habits that may lead to this condition. The above habits among others like smoking and air pollution are some of the habits you need to stay clear of.

In addition, ensure you lead a healthy lifestyle that comprises of eating healthy and exercising regularly.

Remember, health by choice, not by chance.

And if you liked this post, you’ll love my 3 hacks to becoming mentally limitless.

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David Aston

Hey I'm David, founder of WhyAmIUnhealthy. I help people all over the world dramatically improve their health, safely and naturally, without breaking the bank.


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  • The necessary measures to prevent brain injury are often very simple. Thanks for sharing ways to reduce the chances of brain damage. Great post!