As healthcare improves, particularly in Western nations, people are living longer. Most people born at the turn of the twentieth century had an average life expectancy of a mere fifty years. Today, the average in the United States is now 78.8 years. But with advanced age, brain disorders, such as the dreaded Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, are showing up more often. The brain, unlike the skin and other organs, is unable to regenerate its cells.
It's not a great idea to stock the office break room with sugary sweets, sodas, and chips. While these foods are fine in moderation, they are not things that should be a daily snack. These foods might taste really good, and provide an energy boost, but they are not a healthy source of energy. People who are sitting at a desk for hours at a time working on computers might need to feel energized, but they should not have to rely on sugary caffeinated drinks and sugary sweets.