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That Wonderful Plant By-Product!

February 5, 2015
Did you know that your brain alone consumes at least 15% of the total oxygen in our blood!
Our brain has a natural barrier often referred to as the ‘Blood/Brain barrier’. This layer that covers the entire brain is like a natural gatekeeper that only permits things to enter which are vital for brain function. Sometimes things like bacteria or viruses sneak in, but that’s a topic for another day!
One of the things that is allowed to freely cross over into the brain are… oxygen molecules, and with good reason. Our brain consumes up to 15% of the total oxygen content in our blood, which is a huge amount. It may not seem like a whole lot, but just think about it for a minute. It truly is an amazing amount when you think of the fact that you have numerous organs that need oxygen, as well as all the various processes that your cells are in charge of, that require oxygen too!
I guess in the big scheme of things it seems very appropriate though, because if your brain completely and biologically stops working, then your body does too. So my hat’s off to the lungs for bringing in all those tiny little diatomic molecules to keep our brain, and our body going… and to all the plants who make this by-product ‘waste’ so we can use it!!!

From → The Wife's Side

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