Daily, we are exposed to a variety of toxic ingredients which can do great damages to the health, especially to the brain. On the upside, these ingredients are common and can be avoided with ease.
So, without further ado, here are is a list of 4 substances that can poison your brain. Go through this small guide and make sure to avoid products that contain the following ingredients:
Fluoride is a substance that is used for the filtration and sanitizing of water. It can be found in public drinking water and it can do many damages to the brain and the overall health. A study conducted by The Fluoride Action Network shows a clear correlation between fluoride and low IQ.
Another study commissioned by UNICEF in the United States also shows that 0.88 ml/l of fluoride in public drinking water significantly reduces the IQ. Other 34 studies support this link between fluoride and low IQ. Moreover, the same studies state that fluoride can have other damaging effects on the adult brain, like abnormal neurobehavioral functions and memory impairments. This can also happen in unborn children.
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Monosodium glutamate (MSG, in shorts) is a type of concentrated salt. It is usually used to enhance the flavor of foods. Its main purpose is to convince the brain that the food is tastier than it really is, while accelerating the production of dopamine in the process.
Monosodium glutamate can be found in many commonplace foods, like vegetables, barbecue sauces, bouillon cubes, salad dressings, canned soups and in processed foods in general. Scientists have found a clear link between monosodium glutamate and lupus, MS, dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer Disease.
- Refined sugar
Refined sugar is one of the most dangerous substances not only for your brain, but also for your health in general. A few of the ways it can affect your health is by damaging the growth hormones (known as BDNF), which are crucial for the brain.
Even worse, refined sugar will have negative effects on the immune system and the digestive process. It can also lead to depression and schizophrenia. If you want to keep your immune system in a functional state, avoid refined sugar at all costs.
Gluten, a common protein, can be found in kamut, rye, wheat, spelt and barley. Gluten can affect the small intestinal wall, causing auto-immune diseases and digestive problems.
The consumption of gluten-rich products may lead to gluten sensitivity. Its symptoms include brain and nervous system disorders. Moreover, a variety of studies show the association between various disorders related to the brain, peripheral nerves and spinal and gluten sensitivity. Another thing to consider is the link between gluten and dementia, cognitive impairment and various other psychiatric disorders. In conclusion, it is best to avoid products which contain gluten at all costs.
As you can see, these particular ingredients can lead to many disorders related not only to the brain, but also to other body functions. Make sure to avoid products that contain them at all costs.