The Brain

Let me guess, you’re probably reading this article because you want to learn more about the brain. Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll be learning what a brain is, how to grow your brain, and what your brain is made up of. 

First of all, what is a brain? Well, your brain is located inside of your forehead. Your brain is the most complex part (organ) of the human body. It is a 3 pound organ full of knowledge and intelligence. It interprets your senses, directs your body movement, and basically controls everything you do!

How can you grow your brain? Just like a remote control car needs batteries to function, your brain needs food to stay healthy and function properly! Since the brain is an organic structure, what you feed it, will determine how your brain functions for the rest of the day. Eating every meal properly and staying on a healthy diet, means that your brain will be alive and up to its fullest potential for the rest of the day. However, skipping meals and eating unhealthy, will lead to your brain being tired all day and your body may pain a bit. Eating fruits and vegetables will make your brain healthier. Fruits and vegetables supply loads of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Lean meat is also really healthy to your brain. Lean meat is meat with a relatively low fat content. It is low in fat and it is a good source of protein. It is also important to eat some dairy foods at least once a day. Dairy products are a good source of calcium and it improves bone health.

What is your brain made up of? You should know what’s inside your brain before you even start to nurious it. Your brain has many different parts that work together. There are five key parts of the brain. The cerebrum is the biggest part of the brain and it controls your thinking and your voluntary muscles. The cerebellum is located at the back of the brain and it controls your balance, movement, and coordination. The brain stem sits behind the cerebrum and it is in charge of you breathing air, digesting food, and circulating blood. The pituitary gland is extremely small and it’s job is to produce and release hormones into your body. Lastly, the hypothalamus is like your brain’s inner thermostat. This part of the brain knows what temperature your body should be at. Your brain is also made up of nerves. Your brain is the boss, but it needs some nerves to help. The spinal cord is made up of a LOT of nerve cells. The spinal cord and nerves together, is known as the nervous system – that let messages flow back and forth between the brain and body. The nervous system is made up of millions and millions of neurons. But we’ll talk about that in another blog. Without any of these parts, your brain would not be complete. 

Did you know? 

  • About 75% of the human brain is made of water. This means that dehydration, even as small as 2%, can have a negative effect on brain functions. Wow! 
  • We use more of our brain when we are asleep than we are using when we are awake. Awesome!
  • The brain can’t feel pain. Surgery can be done on the brain but technically the brain does not feel that pain. Cool!

I hope everybody learned something amazing from this article and I’ll see you in the next blog!

Author: Yashi Kumar

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