Sep 7, 2009 Comments Off on Brain Quiz: Do You Have a Brain?
Have you already read The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness?
1. Pick the only part of your body that does not contain fat:
Answer: d) Fats are also present in the brain: in neurons’ membranes to keep them flexible. These fats are the omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids molecules. (Page 32 of the book)
2. Pick the only food product that doesn’t contain Omega-3 fatty acids
d. Jelly Beans
Answer: d) Fatty acids can be found in cold-water fish (such as mackerel, herring, salmon, and tuna), kiwi, and walnuts. (Page 33)
3. Pick the only food product that doesn’t contain antioxidants
a. Olive oil
Answer: b) Antioxidants can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables (e.g., spinach), citrus fruit, and berries. (Page 33)
4. Chronic Stress cannot:
a. Prevent you from being creative
b. Kill brain cells
c. Prevent you from sleeping
d. Kill liver cells
Answer: d) Prolonged exposure to adrenal steroid hormones like cortisol, which is released into the blood stream when we are stressed, can lead to cell death and block the formation of new neurons. (Page 35)
5. What type of physical exercise is the best for your brain health?
a. Weight lifting
b. Aerobic exercises
c. Flexibility exercises Read the rest of this entry »