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Sleep And The Process Of Keeping Our Brains Healthy

Sleep And The Process Of Keeping Our Brains Healthy
  • Quality sleep is the one universal factor that can keep our brain healthy.
  • Sleep is so important that mammals die in about a week if they are completely deprived of sleep.
  • While we think our lights are out when we sleep, our brain is very much active and uses a lot of energy.

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Drinking tea is good for the brain, helping regulate the age-related decline. It also strengthens the brain connections, the neural network inside the brain, making information processing more efficient.

Even coffee is said to be good to ward off the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Better Heart = Better Brain

Anything that is bad for the heart is bad for the brain, including smoking cigarettes, or having a sedentary lifestyle, or having diabetes.

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