HOW IT HURTS YOU
Avoiding breakfast causes blood sugar to plummet, starving the brain of essential nutrients and causing premature brain degeneration. The brain soaks up 20% of the energy you feed your body. “Breakfast wakes up your brain,” says Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and author of Brain Rules.
MAKE CHANGE TODAY
The brain is made up of 60% fat. Since it can’t manufacture certain fats like omega 3 fatty acids, they must be supplemented by your diet. Try adding avocado or flaxseed to a morning smoothie.
You probably already know that poor nutrition and lack of exercise can wreak havoc on your body, but did you know your brain also takes a beating from bad habits? Give your noggin a nudge by swapping five bad habits for five healthy ones and watch your cognitive power grow.