Top 10 Everyday Things That Could Cause Brain Damage

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There are various brain damaging habits like no breakfast, overeating, smoking, high sugar consumption, air pollution, sleep deprivation etc. We should try to prevent all of these. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important.

This top 10 article focuses on the everyday things we do and use and how they can lead to brain injury, or worse, brain damage. This is a very serious topic that should be read seriously. If you find that you or someone you know is hurting him/herself in any of the following ways, consult with a family physician right away.

 

1. No Breakfast

Breakfast
For those of you who do not like to eat breakfast- you are probably lowering blood sugar levels in your body. In this case, the supply of nutrients to the brain could be affected. When experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they are not joking.

 

2. Overeating


Overeating causes hardening of the brain arteries called overacting and the act can decrease your mental power as a result.

 

3.Brain Usage While Sick

Sick

 Think twice before going to work, while sick. If you are ill, your brain and body needs rest and tie to recuperate. Your brain has to do a lot of work during illness to help your body getting rid of the bacteria or infection. If you do additional work, it exposes your brain to extra burden, which is ultimately bad for its health. So never involve yourself in such activities during illness which require a lot of thinking. If you need to take time off of work, then do so.

 

4. Smoking

Smoking
Smoking is dangerous and almost everybody knows it. But on top of causing lung cancer, heart disease, and even death, a new study suggests that the habit may cause cognitive decline in men.

The study focuses on a compound known as NNK, which is common in tobacco. NNK is a procarinogen, a chemical substance which becomes carcinogenic when it is altered by the metabolic process of the body.

Unlike alcohol or drug abuse, NNK does not appear to harm brain cells directly; however, the team believes it may cause neuroinflamation, a condition which leads to other disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis.

 

5. High Sugar consumption

sugar

Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression – all are linked in a recent study to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), an average American has an intake of 156 pounds of added sugar per year. That’s five grocery store shelves loaded with 30 or so one pound bags of sugar each. If you find that hard to believe, that’s probably because sugar is so ever-present in our diets that most of us have no idea how much we’re consuming. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) puts the amount at 27.5 teaspoons of sugar a day per capita, which translates to 440 calories – nearly one quarter of a usual 2000 calorie a day diet.

 

 

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