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10 Everyday Things that are Destroying Your Brain

Your brain happens to be one of the most important parts of your body and if it is damaged in any way the consequences could be far from pleasant. Not only could damage to your brain slow down the rate at which you can perform a huge array of mental tasks the very person you are could be lost forever.

When you think like that it will be very hard indeed not to take a look at these 10 Everyday Things that are Destroying Your Brain.

1 – Not Eating Breakfast.

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Forget about all of the pros and cons regarding skipping breakfast and weight lost because you really should be worrying about the effects that it is having on your brain. When you skip breakfast your body’s blood sugar level is reduced and this leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to your brain.

We all know that if you deprive your body of nutrients it will begin to waste away. Your brain is no different.

2 – High Sugar Consumption.

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The next time you decide to eat your own body weight in candy it is probably worth knowing that too much sugar can and will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients into your body causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

3 – Breathing Air Pollution.

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Your brain is actually the largest consumer of oxygen in your body. This means that when you inhale air that is polluted the brain is going to be the most effected. In fact when you breathe in polluted air the supply of oxygen to the brain is decreased and this brings about a decrease in brain efficiency. Anything that reduces the amount of oxygen to your brain can actually cause irreversible damage.

4 – Overeating.

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Not many people are aware that overeating causes a hardening of the arteries in the brain which leads to a decrease of mental power and brain function. Obviously a hardening of the arteries in the brain from overeating is just as dangerous as having the arteries of in your brain harden from smoking.

5 – Smoking.

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Apart from the obvious dangers of smoking it also causes your brain to shrink. This brain shrinkage can lead to problems such as Alzheimer disease.

6 – Sleeping With the Covers Over Your Head.

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It is estimated that around 84% of people in the USA make a regular habit of sleeping with the bed covers over their head. If you happen to be one of those people who pull the bed covers up high you have probably never thought about the fact that you are actually decreasing the quality of the air that you breathe. Because the bed covers make it more difficult for air to circulate you will wind up breathing air that has an increased concentration of carbon dioxide and a decreased concentration of oxygen. Prolonged exposure to this kind of air, especially carbon dioxide, will lead to brain damaging effects.

7 – Lack of Sleep.

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Sleep is very important to human beings as it allows our bodies and our brains the chance to rest. Research has shown that long term deprivation from sleep actually accelerates the death of brain cells. It does not take a rocket scientist to realise that if your brain cells dying is a bad thing.

8 – Thinking too Much When you Are Ill.

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Most people realise that you should probably not exercise while you are unwell but not many people realise the dangers of working your brain when you are ill. Working your brain too hard with things like studying when you are feeling under the weather can lead to a decrease in the effectiveness of the brain as well as damage to the brain.

9 – Not Talking.

Be quiet, my friend. You can't tell my secrets.

We all probably enjoy a little bit of time to ourselves but you should make sure that you don’t overdo it because it is a proven fact that intellectual conversations promote your brains efficiency. In the same way your body loses fitness if you do not exercise your brain can lose its own fitness.

10 – Not Having Many Stimulating Thoughts.

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Thinking is actually the very best form of exercise for your brain. This is why it is important to keep your mental sharpness with things like puzzles and brain exercises. A Lack of brain stimulation will lead to your brain shrinking.

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