Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids benefits brain health

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There is an association between eating fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids and better cognition.

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It is not a myth that eating fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids is good for the health of your brains. Eating fish with a high content of omega-3 fatty acids is a delicious way to keep your mind in shape.

Studies have found an association between eating fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids and better cognition

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has reported via Newswise that Annette Frain, who is a registered dietitian at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, says many studies have found an association between eating fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and better cognition. Fain goes on to explain this does not offer a speedy fix for your brain. However there is a build up of positive effects from eating this fish over time and so the sooner you begin the better.

The most optimal fish sources of omega-3s to nurture optimal brain function are fatty and oil-rich fish

The most optimal fish sources of omega-3s to nurture optimal brain function are fatty and oil-rich fish such as mackerel, sardines, herring, albacore tuna and salmon. Flounder and tilapia are also good for your brains even though the omega-3 fatty acid content in these fish is not as high as the fatty and oil-rich fish. Grilling is suggested as the best way to prepare fish to keep down the calories.

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The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that omega-3 fatty acids are considered to be essential fatty acids which are needed for the health of people. Since the body can not make enough of this it is necessary to get it from food.

Omega-3 fatty acids are also found in krill and algae and nut oils

Aside from fish, omega-3 fatty acids are also found in krill and algae and nut oils. Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in the normal functioning of the brain. They also are important for normal growth and development and may decrease the risk of heart disease. It has been recommended by the American Heart Association to eat fish, particularly fatty fish, at least 2 times during a week.

There is a concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in the brain. They appear to be vital for brain memory and performance and for behavioral function. Symptoms which are associated with omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include poor memory, fatigue, dry skin, heart problems, poor circulation, and mood swings or depression.

It's incredible that psychiatrists continue to market their poisonous arsenal of drugs as somehow being good for the brain when something as simple as good nutrition with fatty fish added to the diet is where it's really at for brain health. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has reported on the facts dealing with just how terribly dangerous the psychiatric drugs really are.

Along with a diet which includes fatty fish which are high in omega-3 fatty acid content it's also advisable to get aerobic exercise regularly to keep your brain in shape. It's also advisable to avoid drinking too much alcohol and to avoid using illicit drugs. Any prescribed drugs which can impair the normal functioning of the brain should only be taken with great caution if at all.

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