The brain may only account for up to 2% of a person’s weight, but it consumes 20% of the body’s energy at a rate that is 10 times faster than the rest of the body per gram of tissue. This energy-hungry organ requires a constant supply of energy to function, and what you ingest and are exposed to has a direct impact on its processes.
Change Your Brain Change Your Body - by Daniel Amen.
What Accelerates Brain Aging: Brain injuries Poor diets/high cals Drugs & alcohol Stress/depression Obesity Lack of exercise Sleep apnea Bad decisions Smoking/caffeine Low conscientiousness Diabetes Unhealthy peer group Hypertension Not knowing your own brains vulnerability Toxins.
What Decelerates Brain Aging: Good decisions Conscientiousness Positive peer group Protecting the brain Clean environment Physical health Healthy weight 8 hours of sleep New learning Great diet Wise kcal spending Omega 3s Green tea Exercise Gratitude Stress management.