September 03, 2014
Wives Tales that are the Real Deal #9: Fish and Brains
I've got many memories (I'm sure you do too) of sitting in front of a plate of fish, complaining "But Mom, I don't want to eat it!" She would always respond with: Fish is brain food. Turns out Mother was right… [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Source: dietfooddelivery.biz[/caption] Fish is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which everyone knows is one of the best nutrients for your brain. Omega-3s contribute to the formation of the chemicals your brain needs in order to function properly, and the anti-inflammatory effects of these fatty acids are known to combat age-related brain function decline. According to a study done at Oxford University, giving children the Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids found in fish helps to boost scholastic performance. Bonus: The Omega-3 fatty acids in fish are HUGELY beneficial to the human body, reducing cholesterol, protecting blood vessels, preventing joint stiffness and tenderness, dealing with the pain of arthritis, and so much more. Eat more fish not just for your brain's sake, but for your whole body's sake!