10 Biggest Brain Damaging Habits

I got this fwd. few months back and now once again got it yesterday. I don’t know if it is true or if it is just one of those Urban Legend mails roaming freely in the cyberspace.

10 Biggest Brain Damaging Habits

1. No Breakfast

People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

[My Comments] – I seldom have breakfast! It seems like it is true and scientific, but who cares.

2. Over eating

It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

[My Comments] – I don’t overeat.

3. Smoking

It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

[My Comments] – I don’t smoke

4. High Sugar consumption

Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

[My Comments] – I don’t consume high amounts of sugar, but used to consume when I was a kid, am not sure if it can be considered a high amount or not.

5. Air Pollution

The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

[My Comments] – Not much pollution here. Things getting better in India.

6. Sleep Deprivation

Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

[My Comments] – If this is true, then my brain cells die every second. Avg. sleep time: 6 – 6.5 hrs in weekdays and 7 – 7.5 hrs during weekend.

7. Head covered while sleeping

Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

[My Comments] – Covering my head suffocates me, so I don’t.

8. Working your brain during illness

Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

[My Comments] – This happens once in 6-8 mnths.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts

Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

[My Comments] – If this is true, my brain will never shrink.

10. Talking Rarely

Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain

[My Comments] – My all talks are intelectual. b-) (need YIM! to compile this smiley!)

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  • Anonymous

    Interesting :)
    Seems to be the daily facts…

  • http://www.ankurraheja.com Ankur Raheja

    Interesting :)
    Seems to be the daily facts…

  • http://www.neerajpoonam.com/wp Poonam

    1. Started to have breakfast again…chai and bread…yum :)

    2. I don’t overeat

    3. I don’t smoke

    4. I have a balanced vegetarian diet. No extra of anything. I don’t even like candy.

    5. No air pollution. Even in India, I would have my mouth and even eyes covered at times when in the auto rickshaw.

    6. 8 hours or more of sleep. No sleep deprivation but did happen when I was in college or just stressin’.

    7. Same with you Gaurav. I tend to suffocate if i have my head covered while sleeping.

    8. Nope doesn’t happen. I have a great immune system **touch wood**.

    9. Always thinking..maybe sometimes even overloading the brain. 😕

    10. Talking rarely? Does anyone talk rarely??? 😕 Well I do have intellectual conversations unless if I am in a masti mood..then its all just gibber gabble. 😛

    Nice post Gaurav. Enjoyed it. :smile:

  • http://www.neerajpoonam.com/wp Poonam

    1. Started to have breakfast again…chai and bread…yum :)

    2. I don’t overeat

    3. I don’t smoke

    4. I have a balanced vegetarian diet. No extra of anything. I don’t even like candy.

    5. No air pollution. Even in India, I would have my mouth and even eyes covered at times when in the auto rickshaw.

    6. 8 hours or more of sleep. No sleep deprivation but did happen when I was in college or just stressin’.

    7. Same with you Gaurav. I tend to suffocate if i have my head covered while sleeping.

    8. Nope doesn’t happen. I have a great immune system **touch wood**.

    9. Always thinking..maybe sometimes even overloading the brain. 😕

    10. Talking rarely? Does anyone talk rarely??? 😕 Well I do have intellectual conversations unless if I am in a masti mood..then its all just gibber gabble. 😛

    Nice post Gaurav. Enjoyed it. :smile:

  • http://www.thinkmantra.com Gaurav

    Poonam you sleep too much :p

  • http://www.gsharma.com Gaurav

    Poonam you sleep too much :p

  • Neha

    interesting observations….but i dunn follow all of them…

  • Neha

    interesting observations….but i dunn follow all of them…

  • http://www.govue.org/blog Govind

    Interesting!!. :)

  • http://www.govue.org/blog Govind

    Interesting!!. :)