As you age, your body changes and so is the brain. There are certain things which will help you to improve your brain health and slow the memory decline, lowering the risk of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Maintaining good health of the brain is crucial for the overall well-being, to prevent mental illness, endocrine disorders and other medical conditions.
These polyunsaturated fatty acids are specific lipids which do not contain a hydrogen atom at the end of their molecular structure. For example, the saturated fatty acids molecules have all their hydrogen atoms in place. The absence of a hydrogen atom makes the molecule prone to free radicals, that is why these fats are easily oxidized by air and temperature. They are very unstable and the temperature at which they oxidize is really low.
Each meal will cause insulin to rise in order for all these calories to be used by the cells. However, some foods will cause insulin spikes and some will cause a continuous insulin rise keeping it in moderate range. Above all, do not to forget that your brain and your liver need carbs in order to function, the consumption of carbohydrates is not the real cause of insulin resistance.
Usually the ingredients list of your daily moisturiser is so long that it is hard to understand what types of chemicals are actually entering your body through the skin. Some of these ingredients like parabens, sulfates, triclosan, toluene, etc. which act as endocrine disruptors are found in sunscreens, shower gels, lotions and many other products.
This complex ecosystem of bacteria living in our gut is called microbiome and there is always a changing balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria which is easily affected by lifestyle, diet and emotions. In the gut there are lots of nerve cells and that is why it is often referred to as the gut brain. The gut brain is directly affected by the microbiome, that is why health issues in the gut will change your mood and can even result in depression or anxiety. How to improve the gut microbiome?