Taking care of the brain is supposed to be everyone's priority since it is one of the most vital body organs. It shouldn't be overlooked in any way. This article is not for only the kids, it's also for the parents because there is no one without a brain.
According to researches, I've compiled a list of 5 habits that can damage your brain. Read them carefully below.
1. Skipping breakfast
It's important to start your day by eating fruits and always stay hydrated with water because 80 percent of the brain is made up of water. Skipping your breakfast can make you feel sluggish, tired, or irritated because your brain won't get enough glucose. And without glucose, it can't perform well.
This does not mean that you should be skipping foods or not giving your children enough food It's just that too much of everything is bad. Overeating can cause excessive weight gain, which can lead to obesity.
Obesity causes inflammation, which can lead to increased blood sugar levels, brain damage, and insulin resistance.
3. High Sugar Consumption
Excessive sugar consumption increases the level of levels of glucose in the bloodstream. And an increased level of glucose usually affects the chemical that helps the brain to learn new things and form new memories. And this compound is known as “brain-derived neurotrophic factor” (BDNF).
So, when your children are eating foods that contain high levels of sugar, they can start performing poorly in their academics. As a parent, try to reduce your sugar intake and always keep an eye on what your children are eating.
4. Sleep Deprivation
As you need to rest, also make sure that your brain is not working 24/7. Lack of sleep makes the brain exhausted and impromptu for it's daily works.
Depriving your brain rest and forcing it to store much information can lead to permanent brain damage. Preventing your children from reading at night may not be possible, but don't let them read overnight regularly.
5. Covering the head while sleeping.
This habit is dangerous because it prevents the brain from getting enough oxygen that it needs for proper cognitive functioning, which can eventually leads to brain damage.
Do you have any other tips to add to this list? Please let us know your thoughts.
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