5 Bad Things You Do to Your Brain Without Realizing It

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You drink too much alcohol

First of all, it’s important to understand that there are some medical experts who recommend small amounts of alcohol before dinner to help your metabolism digest the food. Of course, a small quantity of alcohol (but those that don’t contain sugar or other mixers) is actually good for your health.

However, drinking too much alcohol will adversely affect your overall health and quality of life. You won’t be able to sleep well, to interact with other people, you will also be more likely to develop certain diseases that could affect the health of your brain, lungs, heart and so on. 

You might also like these articles: 8 Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking Alcohol, 9 Things You Should NEVER Mix With Alcohol, and 7 Signs Your Body Became Alcohol-Intolerant.  

 

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You eat many sugary foods

According to health experts, your brain is the only organ in your body that uses the most energy and glucose is its main source of fuel. Thus, if you provide your brain with excessive sugary foods, you will be more likely to develop complications. 

To be more specific, excessive amounts of sugar in your body are not only bad for your physical health because it can increase your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but your cognitive and self-control functions will also be adversely affected. 

One of the most important rules that you have to keep in mind when it comes to your brain health is that the more sugary foods you eat, the more sugar your brain will ask for. That’s a vicious cycle. Of course, you can find other healthy alternatives, such as dark chocolate. 

Here are 7 Shocking Things Sugar Is Doing to Your Body, and 6 Great Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Sugar.  

 

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You don’t get enough sleep

As many of you probably already know this, sleep deprivation can be one of the most harmful factors that can affect your brain health. According to medical experts, you have to stick to a healthy sleeping routine if you want your body to work properly, namely that you should sleep at least eight hours a night. 

So, sleep deprivation can affect the way your brain processes information, stores memories and helps you understand the people around you. Studies have shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are less likely to understand and learn new things. They are also prone to mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, stress and feeling demotivated. 

To better understand your body and improve your sleeping routine, here are 9 Unexpected Medical Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep, 6 Tips to Fall Back Asleep After Waking Up in the Middle of the Night and 10 Sleep Remedies That Actually Work. 

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