How to keep your Brain nimble

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How to keep your Brain nimble well into your old age…


Keep hydrated
75% of your brain is water – so it’s important to make sure that it stays
hydrated. If you don’t drink water for a 24 hour period, you will lose
brain cells. Be sure to drink a glass of water every hour and a half
during the day.

Book a Destressing Massage at By Grace
A good massage stimulates blood flow through the body & brain,
This also increases oxygen levels in your brain. A Massage also
releases ”feel good” hormones in the brain

Treat sleep apnoeia
This common sleep condition starves your brain cells of oxygen
without you realising it. Sleep apnoeia is categorised by moments of
shallow breathing, or complete loss of breath, during sleep. If you
wake up tired in the mornings or your partner has told you, you snore
loudly, look into why, and if it is sleep apnoeia, get it treated as soon as
possible.
Don’t smoke
A compound in tobacco products called NNK (procarcinogen) causes
white blood cells in the body’s central nervous system (CNS) to attack
healthy brain cells. Quit smoking as soon as possible, and stay away
from secondary smoke.

Stay away from steroids
Taking steroids can lead to elevated levels of testosterone, which in
turn, can kill brain cells.

Avoid chemicals and drugs
As much as possible, minimise your exposure to pollution, fluoride,
pesticides, mercury, lead and drugs of any kind, including
pharmaceutical drugs (where possible).

Ditch the sweetener
Aspartame contains amino acids that cross the blood-brain barrier
which can lead to neuronal destruction and damage.

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Exercise daily
Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills.

Feed your brain these nutrients 
Omega 3: About 60% of your brain is made of fat, and half of that fat
is the omega-3. Your brain uses omega-3s to build brain and nerve
cells, and these fats are essential for learning and memory. Eat fatty
fish, like tuna and salmon, three times per week.

Antioxidants: These nutrients clear your brain of toxic waste that
damages brain cells. You can take an antioxidant in supplement form
or eat a diet high in blueberries, leeks, onions, garlic, parsley, spinach,
broccoli, carrots and nuts.

Curcumin: Take a curcumin supplement and spice up your food with
turmeric. It is an antioxidant and encourages new brain cells.

Multivitamin: Take a quality multivitamin to ensure your body gets
all other nutrients it needs to keep functioning properly, including the
brain.

To a happy, long life,
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