When was the last time you eat fish?
Study has revealed the fatty acids and amino acids found in some type of fish may help improve the overall health and function of your brain.
According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Ernst Schaefer, M.D., of Tufts University recently completed a 9-year study of 900 elderly men and women.
The study found that those who consumed three servings of fish per week had a significantly lower risk of developing conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
As people age, their bodies tend to produce less docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a complex fatty acid that helps to build brain-cell membranes.
Eating fish high in omega-3’s, like salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel helps your body produce more DHA.
To get enough fish oil in your diet, researchers suggest eating fish five times per week.
Diet experts advice that one should eat fish two days per week and add fish oil supplements to your diet.
As with any lifestyle change, it’s always best to consult with your primary care physician first to help establish the correct guidelines to meet your specific dietary needs.