The stigma of a dull brain is used to torment very many people at work, and school as well.
School dropouts, especially at an early age, are students victimized of having dull-brains by their parents or teachers.
“Dull-brain” implies that the person is slow in perception, understanding, and response.
In other words, it takes a longer time for that person to understand a task (cognitive function), and to respond to it, and when they do, the response is mostly considered inaccurate. brain
Scientifically, there is no one with a dull brain; instead, we have people who use less of their natural brainpower.
Dullness is all about the slow speed of processing. However, anyone’s brain can gain processing speed by continuous practice and brain exercise.
You can become smarter
The more we use our brain, the sharper it gets! Being smart requires you to use the brain in a way that makes you shaper.
“Fala” phenomenon only applies to those who refuse to challenge and use their brains.
It requires you to exercise the brain’s perception, comprehension and response. Take time to sit and think deep into a matter. You can start by allowing yourself to ask why frequently and engaging your mind in deep thought about big innovative ideas.
Repetitive brain exercise is the key!
Keep your brain working and busy by o engaging it in games and tasks every day. There’s a restaurant in Westlands (Nairobi) that has invested in creating an environment where people can socialise, while playing games, challenging and exciting their brains in the presence of friends, a good meal and drink. It’s called Bao Box.
These kinds of social settings allow you to sharpen your brain in a fun environment. We need to spend more time playing games, so next time you see that hustler on the street selling Scrabble and Monopoly games, pick both and get some friends together for a game night.
Lastly, follow the advice we have given you on eating a healthy diet. A healthy diet will improve your brain’s functioning and make it sharper. You need the right nutrients for that.
Good foods for the brain
You need foods that contain nutrients that will boost our brain-cell metabolism (cognitive enhancers), and nutrients that protect the brain’s neurons (neuro-protector) against nerve injury and degeneration.
The nutrients that help to boost neuron metabolism and protects neurons are multivitamins (A, D, E, C, B-complex), sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iodine, selenium, copper, manganese, glucose (carbohydrate), protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
All these nutrients help to protect neurons, improve neurotransmission, increase energy metabolism of neurons, forming new neuronal synapses and increasing neuronal functions at the cellular level.
Other nutrients help to improve your blood flow to the brain and to prevent oxidative stress in the brain cells. All the combined effects of these foods help to maintain good mental health and improve your brain’s functioning.
Examples of foods that are beneficial to the brain are turmeric, avocado, green veggies, blueberries, broccoli, celery, coconut oil, dark chocolate, egg yolk, olive oil, fish, seafood, walnuts, and fruits etc.
A healthy and well functioning brain is crucial for mental health, and good mental health is vital to our physical and overall wellbeing!
So safeguard your head, and the brain in it! Log into your Lishe Living page for a full meal plan that caters to brain performance