Healthy Pleasures and 6 Steps for Brain Health and Brilliant Memory
29 august 2017
From time to time you catch yourself thinking that you forgot why you came to the kitchen? Do you forget the names of people you recently met? And where did you put your glasses or a diary – remember? Maybe you even fall asleep at boring meetings or movies?
These are alarm bells. But everything is fixable. Renowned neurologist and scientist David Perlmutter has developed a program that helps keep your brain at peak efficiency and keep your memory and thinking at their best. Below are a few recommendations from Dr. Perlmutter, you can apply them today.
Fun and pleasure are good for the brain. First, it helps relieve stress and reduce its negative effects on the body as a whole. Secondly, activities that require the development of new skills contribute to the creation of new neurons. And this starts the process of brain rejuvenation. If you regularly find time for interesting activities, then you are less at risk of suffering from senile marasmus in retirement.
If you spend all your time only on work and serious things, then you are depriving your brain of important and useful experiences.
Scientific fact: lack of hobbies and hobbies increases the risk of disease. Reading books, for example, not only brings pleasure and distraction, but also allows the body to recover and gain strength. Reading also stimulates areas of the brain that would otherwise go unused.
The more you read, the smarter you are.
Excess weight makes it difficult to think
Excess weight leads to memory problems (do you want to have a brilliant memory?) And provokes premature aging of the brain. Obesity stimulates the growth of free radicals and inflammation, which reduces the number of brain cells. In other words: if we are overweight, then it is much more difficult for us to think, study and work. David Perlmutter offers a simple and straightforward solution: change your diet.
“Useful” does not mean “tasteless,” – source.
Foods for a sharp mind
Avoid brain-damaging shelves. Go to the healthy ones right away: buy eggs, products with vitamins B and E. While the summer is not over yet, do not neglect the opportunity to eat berries.
Scientists have proven that if you feed an old rat with them, it will begin to perform tricks no worse than a young one. For example, blueberries and blackberries contain anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that help protect small blood vessels from free radicals and improve cerebral circulation. When the season is over, you can use frozen berries: they are easy to find in the store. Better to prepare it yourself 🙂
Aim to eat half a cup of berries two to three times a week. Do not forget.
Exercises for the brain
In the absence of exercise, muscles inevitably weaken. The same thing happens with the brain. If it has become more difficult for you to memorize information, if you are not as concentrated as before, if your creative powers are no longer the same – this clearly indicates that the brain cells need to be “trained”.
Try this memory exercise. Memorize the group of animals in the picture for one minute. Don’t read any further yet.
Exercise from the book “Memory Doesn’t Change”
Now, without looking at the picture, write down the names of the animals in alphabetical order. Well, how did it work the first time? If not, keep exercising.
The sweet myth
Sweet foods raise blood sugar levels, which can damage brain cells and trigger memory problems. In this sense, the so-called natural types of sugar, brown sugar or honey, are no better than regular white. So try to limit your sugar intake in any form as much as possible. And then you will become a “memoryless sweet tooth.”
Six reasons to read the book
Our brain has phenomenal capabilities, and you can take full advantage of them – you just need to give it the necessary tools. And to slightly support its performance. It’s easy.
- You will learn about common brain diseases
- Understand if you are at risk (there is a detailed test)
- Learn how age, diet and stress affect brain function
- And also – what foods destroy the brain
- Understand how to control your stress levels (it’s not difficult)
- Inside – tests and exercises that will help evaluate and improve brain function.
Based on the book “Healthy Brain”.
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