Sunday, December 11, 2011

What is the Brain All About? by Frank Breinling

The brain is the super computer of the human body. Human brains are extremely complex. They consist of millions of neurons and up to ten thousand synaptic connections. Think of your brain as a huge muscle that controls almost everything in your body. Keeping in top condition is a priority in life. The brain controls all the major systems of the body, making the most important part of lives. Development of the brain is essential to becoming smarter and more capable of controlling it. Working it out just like you would lift weights plays a major role in the advancing of your intelligence. Eating properly, taking care of your body, and continuously training are keys to staying smart.

Just like the human body, your brain needs to be worked out every day to stay in shape. You also need to keep your body in good shape as they are one in the same. Taking walks, lifting weights, and eating properly are all helpful to being able to advance your intelligence. If you have no energy your brain will not function properly. Ever try to do homework super late at night. It is hard isn't it? Simply getting a full nights rest will increase your abilities. Sleep deprivation plays a major role in whether or not your brain will be functioning correctly.

Another simple and enjoyable way to help the process of training the brain is eating good foods. There are three key neurotransmitters in the brain and they are Acetylcholine, Dopamine and Serotonin. Acetylcholine is responsible for memory, focus, and concentration. A few foods you can eat to boost this are, egg yolks, peanuts, meat, fish, liver, dairy products, and vegetables. Dopamine is responsible for intelligent learning. The simplest way to boost your dopamine levels with food is eat any proteins. Serotonin is responsible for learning and memory. Carbohydrates contain the building blocks for the serotonin. Pastas, potatoes, breads, cereals and starchy vegetables are all very good to boost your serotonin levels.

A good way to keep your brain in shape is to use it. As simple as it sounds many people do not do this properly. Instead of dreaming or thinking of that pointless thought, take that energy and focus it on something else. Doing something you enjoy also helps with this process. The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It's easy to keep care of if you want to put the time in.