Baked Brain Food?
As I age, one of my worries for years was memory, until I forgot about it.
There are all kinds of things we can do to help our minds achieve healthy aging.
We have so much that we’ve learned that can be of value to others… If we can hang onto our health, mobility, mental clarity, and memory.
Here’s 1 simple choice with many benefits from Dr. Mercola.
By Dr. Mercola
Fish is often described as “brain food,” and that is largely because it contains omega-3 fats. Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, an omega-3 fat, is an essential structural component of your brain.
Approximately 60 percent of your brain is composed of fats — 25 percent of which is DHA. DHA is found in high levels in your neurons – the cells of your central nervous system, where it provides structural support.
Low DHA levels have been linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, and since your body cannot produce omega-3 on its own, you must get it from your daily diet. DHA-rich foods include fish, liver, and brain, so it’s easy to know why (in the US, at least) fish is the preferred dietary source.
Eating Baked Fish May Improve Your Memory
A new study has added further support for adding more fish to your diet, although there are some important caveats to consider. The study found people who consumed baked (or broiled) fish at least once a week had more grey matter in their brain…
Your Brain May Degenerate Without Enough Omega-3 Fats
The introduction of high-quality, easily digested nutrients from seafood into the human diet coincided with the rapid expansion of grey matter in the cerebral cortex — a defining characteristic of the modern human brain.
Research is showing that degenerative conditions can not only be prevented but also potentially reversed with omega-3 fats. For example, in one study, 485 elderly volunteers suffering from memory deficits saw significant improvement after taking 900 milligrams (mg) of DHA per day for 24 weeks, compared with controls.3
Omega-3 deficiency is believed to be a significant underlying factor of up to 96,000 premature deaths each year! Yes, this deficiency was recently revealed as the sixth biggest killer of Americans, so taking this recommendation to heart could prove to be lifesaving.
Omega-3 Fats Might Help Your Brain Heal and ‘Preserve’ Your Brain in Old Age
Is Fish a Good Source of Omega-3 Fat?
It can be. Interestingly enough, and fortunately for us, the types of fish that tend to suffer the least amount of toxic contamination also happen to be some of the best sources of fat and antioxidants. So…
…If you eat fish frequently and want to take precautions, you can also do what I do: whenever I eat fish, I eat it with chlorella tablets. The chlorella is a potent mercury binder and if taken with fish will help bind the mercury before your body can absorb it, so it can be safely excreted in your stool.
Fish Oil Versus Krill Oil: What’s the Difference?
You’re probably aware that if you don’t eat a lot of fish, you can supplement your diet with omega-3 fats with fish oil. Less widely known is that you can also get your omega-3s from krill oil, and it may, in fact, be preferable to do so. A helpful form of plant-based omega-3 can also be found in flaxseed, chia, hemp, and a few other foods, but the most beneficial form of omega-3 (animal-based)…
For more information on eating choices read the rest of the article. And for convenience sake, take note of available supplements, as well.
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