It’s long been known that Omega 3 benefits our brain health
Consuming fish oil, such as trout and salmon (or taking an Omega‐3 supplement) can help improve your memory.
A new study has indicated that the fatty acid in fish can boost memory function by at least fifteen per cent.
Scientists are now expressing how vital a fish‐rich diet is for preventing dementia and maintaining optimal brain health.
Also, Omega‐3 fatty acids are important when it comes to weight loss, heart health, and yes, even brain health.
Omega 3 fatty acids can have many different powerful benefits to both your body and your brain, such as –
Help Fighting Depression
Many people are diagnosed with depression, symptoms include
- loss of interest in things you once loved.
Anxiety is also common, and this can be characterized by nervousness and constant worry.
Studies have found that individuals who turn to omega‐3 regularly are less likely to be faced with depression.
Interestingly when individuals who are diagnosed with depression or anxiety turn to omega‐3 supplements, their symptoms can improve.
Promoting Brain Health in Children
Omega‐3’s are essential for brain growth.
Infants that are given DHA‐fortified formula have a tendency to have better eyesight than those who are fed standard formula that doesn’t contain it.
It is also crucial that you get enough omega‐3 when you’re pregnant, as this will be beneficial to the child.
There are numerous benefits:
- Better communication
- Better social skills
- Higher intelligence
- Less behavioural problems
- Decreased risk of autism
- Decreased risk of ADHD
Deficiency in Omega‐3 is linked to poor eyesight, low intelligence and an increased risk of various health issues,
Anti-Ageing Benefits on the Brain
Omega‐3 has some significant anti-ageing benefits on the brain, both structurally and functionally, reducing the risk of dementia
Omega 3’s have been proven to have a positive impact on hippocampus volume and the overall brain.
The hippocampus, this is an area of the brain that is responsible for memory and learning.
Foods that contain Omega 3
Its not just oily fish such as salmon, Tuna, Sardines and Mackerel that contain the good stuff, you can also get it from
- Nuts like walnuts ( which funnily enough look like brains) and seeds like Chia and Flax
- Plant oils such as Rapeseed and Flax-seed
- Eggs, go for organic, free range
Omega‐3 is crucial for the health of your brain. You should be eating fatty fish at least 2 times a week, eating a diet rich in nuts and seeds or taking Omega‐3 supplements, which are available over the counter in most health stores.
If you lack Omega‐3 in your diet, this is a highly effective way to improve your brain health, and overall health.
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