Your Nerves Are Vital


Communication with the outside world and many mechanisms in our body are controlled by our nervous system. There are two parts to the nervous system. The central nervous system is comprised of the nerves in the brain (neurons) and spinal cord. All of the other nerves in the body are part of the peripheral nervous system. The involuntary nervous system is constantly active and we have no conscious control over it regulating breathing, metabolic processes, and heartbeat. Those are all processes you don’t have to think about, they naturally occur. When is the last time you thought about your body breaking down an apple you ate for lunch…never! The voluntary nervous system has a control over all of the things we are aware of and can consciously influence such as moving your body parts. Since your nervous system plays such an essential role in how your body operates it’s important to make sure you are taking steps to strengthen it. Listed below are ways in which you can strengthen your nervous system.

-Essential Fatty Acids are Necessary: Try incorporating avocados, salmon, broccoli and brussel sprouts into your diet.
-Leafy Greens, eat more spinach, kale, and chard.
-Yoga, meditation, and exercise assist with strengthening your nervous system.
-Manage your stress.
-Almonds and walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids.

-Shayma S. Sulaiman