Hello lovely health fans, welcome to another lovely episode of Health Factor for this week. In case you missed out on any, please follow my blog page. Today’s health article concentrates on your brain health and power. Of course, it is not an unfamiliar word to many, but the question is, what exactly is the brain?
The complex organ known as the brain is accountable for all bodily functions, including thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature regulation, and hunger. Like your remote is to your television, it serves as the body’s main control panel. What a marvel that someone would desire to preserve this sensitive substance. What if I told you that many of us yearn for the death of our brains by consuming unhealthy foods? Imagine being 20 this year, but having a brain that is 75 years old. How ridiculous!
We probably might leave our belongings in a position and completely forget that it was ever there. Although this might be due to stress, depression or sleep disorders from a medical perspective, our diets tell a lot about our brain’s health. To this effect, strive to avoid these 5 foods below.
5 Foods That Endangers Your Brain’s Health
Fries, including your favourite doughnuts, chicken and chips or deep-fried locally made snacks, are one of the most loved goodies globally. As tasty as they seem, these are very high in trans fats or saturated fats, which are very unhealthy for your brain. Researchers have also shown that in the long run, individuals who consume fries become victims of incessant memory loss (dementia).
2. Sweetened Drinks
Another tasty diet that requires little to no consumption includes sugary beverages. Why? 39g of sugar is present in around 12 ounces of soda. Consider how much sugar one bottle of soft drink contains compared to your daily intake. Therefore, excessive intake of sweetened beverages, such as fruit wines and energy drinks, is connected to Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic neurological illnesses that are associated with brain ageing.
Whatever the reason for its consumption, many are ignorant of the fact that alcohol makes it very difficult for the brain to control balance, memory, and speech due to its persistent interference with one’s nerves. Alcohol contains sedative substances that ignite temporary symptoms of memory impairment like slurred speech, jerky movements and mood swings, which are very visible in a drunken state. Constant consumption of alcohol causes the brain to age faster, thus reducing its power and efficiency.
4. Too Much Red Meat
Eating red meat clogs your arteries (the network that carries blood to your heart) with saturated fat, reducing the amount of blood and oxygen your heart pumps to your body. Blood cells also carry oxygen, which limits the amount of oxygen that can reach the brain and puts brain health at risk.
5. Processed Carbohydrates
Processed carbohydrates like pasta are detrimental to the brain’s health.
Fibre, minerals and vitamins are removed from carbohydrates during manufacturing. In refined form, it contains a high level of sugar, which leads to increased blood sugar levels, placing your central control system in chaos.
Remember that your health, dear reader, is all that matters. Reduce your consumption of fries, red meat, soft drinks etc. Please like, comment, follow for more interesting articles and share.