In spring, fatigue and lack of energy are especially often felt. What irritability, exhaustion, and headache may indicate, as well as what neurons eat and what the nervous system loves.
Food that the nervous system loves
The nervous system is a powerful computer that regulates all the processes of our body. The brain occupies only 2% of body weight and consumes 25% of energy. If the nutrition is defective, then the work of this computer and the whole organism suffers.
Neurons feed on glucose. This does not mean that glucose should be consumed excessively. Glucose should be delivered regularly and in sufficient quantities. You probably felt: ate candy, as if energy had been added, but glycemic failure quickly occurs when you can no longer put yourself together. If you eat white bread, cakes, sweets- fast carbohydrates, such failures will occur regularly.
Give preference to slow carbohydrates - cereals, legumes. Nuts are especially useful for the brain. If you like something to snack at work, put a jar of walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc. In nuts, there is almost everything you need for the brain. They contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and many minerals. Apparently, not for nothing that a walnut looks like a brain.
When a young woman with a chronic headache comes to the reception, in addition to eliminating neurological issues, you need to see if there is a hidden deficiency of iron that our women have been walking with for decades, a deficiency of vitamin D. Endocrinologists believe that we all have a deficiency of this vitamin. The issue becomes especially relevant in late winter and early spring. There is a problem even in the summer - we mostly sit in offices, few people can afford to go out for an hour for a walk in the afternoon.
However, the fact of the deficit must still be confirmed. It is better to consult a doctor who will tell you which tests should be passed in the laboratory, and according to the results, prescribe the necessary dosage. You yourself can prescribe extra studies for more than one thousand hryvnias. In addition, you can earn hypervitaminosis. In some cases, it is more dangerous than a lack of vitamins.
For neurology, one of the most serious is a deficiency of B vitamins. Severe deficiency is rare in our country. There are various vitamins B, their deficiency in its own way affects the structure of the nervous system. Nerve cells, let's say, are wrapped in a myelin sheath, along which a nerve impulse passes. Vitamins of group B are directly involved in the formation of this shell, affect the transmission rate of the pulse.
Most often in our time, you can observe a deficiency of vitamin B12. Such a deficiency occurs in people who abuse alcohol because alcohol blocks the synthesis of this vitamin. Absolutely safe at first glance, a young businessman who sometimes drinks stress can go to the doctor because of severe pain in his legs. Almost immediately after an injection of vitamin B12, everything goes away.
Products that harm the nervous system
Fast carbohydrates - sweets, white sugar in excessive quantities is harmful. Although neurons feed on glucose, they do not have the ability to accumulate it. When the glucose concentration around a neuron becomes high (for example, with excessive consumption of sweets, in patients with diabetes mellitus), this leads to increased aggressiveness, irritability, exhaustion, and productivity decreases. If you want something sweet, take a piece of dark chocolate - with a cocoa content of at least 70%, it will give you energy.
Remember moderation when drinking alcohol. It has a toxic effect on neurons.