Omega-3s shown to be brain boosters
Fish is brain food — and this isn’t just something mom cooked up to make you eat your tuna. Science has backed her up so many times you’d have to be missing gray matter yourself to argue with her on this one.
The secret is in the fats — because the same omega-3s found in fatty fish are also found in your brain.
And your brain needs more to keep sharp.
If you’ve been missing out, it’s not too late. You can get your own thinking cap back in working order by adding a fish oil supplement — and you can start to see a real difference in as little as five weeks.
That’s how long the latest study lasted — five weeks. And in that time, 40 people between the ages of 51 and 70 were given either 1500 mg EPA and 1,100 mg of DHA, or a placebo, each day.
Do I even need to tell you what happened next?
The folks who got their fish oil got big-time benefits in the noggin — including a boost in cognitive scores, especially in the all-important area of working memory.
But this isn’t exactly new. Like I said, it’s been proven time and again. One study earlier this year even found that seniors with high levels of DHA had the most brain volume.
That means they had the most brain — and yes, more is better when it comes to your noggin, especially in your senior years. That’s when all our brains shrink a little, but brains that shrink faster are usually the ones that stop working sooner.
And that’s when senility, dementia, and Alzheimer’s kick in.
By the way, the patients in the new study didn’t just see improvements in working memory. They also had better fasting glucose levels and lower levels of a key marker for inflammation — and the ones who had the biggest improvements in glucose and inflammation also had the best cognitive scores.
This isn’t unexpected, since fish oil is one of nature’s most powerful inflammation fighters — and another new study confirms it.
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