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10 mind-blowing facts about brain health

10 mind-blowing facts about brain health

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10 mind-blowing facts about brain health

The brain is one of the most important and impressive organs in the human body. Due to its complexity, there are many things that even doctors can’t explain about it and there are certainly some facts that you likely don’t even know about your own brain health.

The team over at The Natural Vitamin Co have come up with 10 weird and wonderful facts about the brain and some tips on how to keep one of the most complicated organs in your body healthy.

Fast facts

  1. Your brain generates enough electricity to power a small light bulb
  2. A small portion of people experience synaesthesia which means they hear colour, smell words or see a concept in a spatial location
  3. Prosopagnosia is a neurological disorder, also called “face-blindness”, that effects 2.5% of the population and is characterised by the inability to recognise faces (basically they know it’s a face, but they all look the same)
  4. Your cerebellum prevents you from tickling yourself
  5. There aren’t any pain receptors in your brain, so your brain cannot actually “feel” pain
  6. Your brain is the only object that can contemplate itself (which it is probably doing right now)
  7. The blood vessels that are present in the brain are almost 100,000 miles in length
  8. There are 100 billion neurons in the brain
  9. Our brain gets 20% of the blood and oxygen that is produced in our body
  10. It’s actually a total myth that we use only 10% of our brain as every part of the brain has a known function

Our brain is so powerful and works extremely hard 24/7, which is why we must ensure that we are taking care of it to keep it functioning at its best. It’s no secret that physical exercise is extremely good for the brain as the activity can lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and reduce mental stress.

Maintaining good brain health

Good nutrition is also key in maintaining a healthy brain with an emphasis on whole fruits, fish, nuts and unsaturated oils. Vitamins are also an ideal way of boosting brain health says The Natural Vitamin Co. Try these 5 surprising foods that will boost your brain health and memory.

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