Omega 3 provides a lot of benefits to a person’s health. It improves brain, heart and eye function, helps one lose weight and live longer and reduces inflammation. Unfortunately, it’s a fact that not all people are able to consume this fatty acid in their daily diet.
Omega 3 comes in three forms – alpha linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fish is richest in this kind of fatty acid. Other good sources include flaxseed oil, hempseed oil, chia seeds and algae.
People who aim to keep their brain sharp for the long term should ensure to make fish a major part of their daily diet. Research has shown that consuming omega 3s is effective in promoting brain health starting from the infant stage until old age.
A June 2013 study published in Cerebral Cortex revealed that those who were given 2.2 grams of the fatty acid every day improved their cognitive performance and complex thinking ability. [Read more…]
Originally posted on October 14, 2013 @ 10:10 am