Most people are already aware that alcohol, drugs, and head traumas kill brain cells, but did you ever wonder what other factors can harm your brain cells as well? Knowing what kills brain cells has always been a very interesting topic for me because I personally want to make sure I am salvaging every brain cell I possibly can, as should everyone else. As I am researching this topic, 3 specific actions that kill brain cells that really caught my eye the most were not drinking enough water, stress, and eating unhealthy food. Also, not only is stress harmful to your brain cells, it is harmful to your entire body. Stress causes symptoms like headaches, upset stomach, and elevated blood pressure according to the WebMD Medical Reference.
Of course cigarette smoking was on the list of habits that kill brain cells, but that wasn't a surprise to me. Smoking cigarettes has been proven to be harmful to the body, but did you know it is also harmful to the brain? On the other hand, it was shocking to read that not only does smoking cigarettes kill existing brain cells, it also slows down the production of new ones.
So, to prevent losing brain cells, you could start fitting these 3 easy steps in your everyday schedule: exercise, eat healthy, and keep away from drugs!
I used the website below to find my facts about losing brain cells, so if anyone wants to look more into this topic you can! Thank you for reading!