Last updated on September 10th, 2018
The core functioning leader of our organic system, the human brain is the most complex organ in the body. The human brain works with all the experience it has undergone to plan and execute each action accordingly. After decades of research, we have found the brain has many less known facts that most of us are unaware.
Let us look at five facts about brain health you probably didn’t know:
1. Unhealthy Consuming Behavior Equals Cognitive Loss
We are always told that an unhealthy consuming pattern regarding foods affects our health and brain negatively. Interestingly, consumption of unhealthy foods can also harm our memory and brain longevity. The diet which is to blame is the Standard American Diet that contains excessive fats, salt and sugar.
2. Adopting A Gluten And Dairy Free Diet Enhances Brain Functioning
Many-a-times people are reported to suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) problems when they consume dairy and Gluten products. Experts recommend cutting dairy and gluten products from their daily diet to boost their GI health and brain health. This benefits in improving the digestive tract’s ability to absorb the required minerals and nutrients from the diet.
Some leading experts advised starting a dairy and gluten-free diets for ADHD and Autism children. There have been cases where the parents of the victims shared their experience of improvement by adopting this new diet.
To protect from adverse effects on the brain, the food allergic people are recommended to limit dairy and gluten product. As these allergies might negatively affect the brain. There are also other benefits with Gluten and Dairy free diets such as combating mood disorders, Asperger and migraine headaches.
3. Low-Fat Diet: A Good Way To Harm Your Brain Power
As the new trends try to improve our health and body, the obsession with low-fat foods is declining brain function. The fats play an essential role in the brain to work in prime condition. When we start a low-fat diet, it directly affects the brain and results in declining brain health. Over 60% of the brain is made up of fat and consuming the right diet helps boost the brain functioning. Cheap oils with Omega 6 fatty acids and trans fats are the big NO NO. It is because they are unhealthy for your brain and body.
4. The Human Brain Is Everchanging
Due to neuroplasticity, the brain does not work the same way we expect throughout our lives as it is everchanging. This process or the transformation help to build new connections, generate new neurons, improve memories and learn new ideas. This is the reason we work hard to reduce brain aging by adopting new healthy diets and consume different supplements.
5. The Brain Requires A Healthy Diet
The neurologists advise we should have proper nutrition which uplifts our energy levels, mood, concentration and focus while reducing anxieties. A diet with 70% plant-based foods and 30% protein filled foods can help improve our brain health and power. The various forms of healthy fats also help in improving our brain health.
Our brain is a mystery, and this is what makes researchers and scientists study the human brain every day. This has allowed new research studies to be helpful to humanity in understanding the less known facts about the brain.