Fish is brain food, and the oil is why.

The Amazing Super Brain Food – Omega 3

Two Time USA Memory Champion, memory training expert, and memory keynote – Ron White, shares his thoughts on the amazing benefits of Omega-3.

We all have moments of short-term memory loss, like when we forget where we put our car keys, or forgot to pick up something at the store. Those bouts are pesky, but normal occurrences.

For those who suffer from more frequent “Senior Moments” this is a growing concern. Is there a simple memory improvement pill or something that will help you?

Memory loss can come from a variety of different things – like diabetes, dehydration, illness, low iron and calcium levels, and heart problems that restrict flow of oxygen to the brain. There is also the onset of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that will inhibit the body’s memory system.

Numerous studies have been conducted to show memory loss is not limited to “senior moments,” but is happing more and more to high school and college students. It has become a growing problem in woman approaching middle age, and after 50 both sexes show a decline. Since memory is important to any age, we are constantly searching for memory improvement tips and techniques.

Protein-rich Omega 3 is essential for pregnant women. As the baby grows it drains fat from the mother, and can reduce her brain by ½ its fat supply. If she doesn’t replenish her Omega 3s there is a high risk of postpartum depression, and it could take up to four years to replace the fat her brain has lost.

One of the best tips is to increase your intake of protein-rich Omega 3. Omega 3 fatty acids are a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are crucial for the effective functioning of our heart and brain. Since it is not something our bodies produce we have to rely on supplements and food to give us that ‘brain foods” boost.

You can find Omega 3 in cold water fish – such as salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel and Hoki. It’s also present in soybeans, tofu, walnuts and flaxseed oil. Best of all – Omega 3 is not hard to find in supplements form available at most pharmacies and local health food stores. There is no aftertaste, no need for refrigeration, and it’s easy to swallow for adults and children.

Since the market has been flooded with supplements that claim to be rich in Omega 3 you will need to be careful – not all are created equal.  Look for fish oil high in EPA and DHA content. The best is extracted from the Hoki fish, found in southern New Zealand. Even better – look for “molecularly distilled” fish oil supplements that have distilled all the toxins and contaminants like mercury and other metals, and is safe for human consumption.

The essential fatty acids in Omega 3 have been shown to increase calcium levels and improve bone strength. They contain blood-thinning properties that help prevent the blood clotting and blockage of arteries that causes coronary heart disease (People taking these supplements have a 70% lower risk of suffering strokes or heart attacks). The fish oil lowers the triglycerides in the blood to maintain good cholesterol (HDL) levels.

Doctors have used Omega 3 in the treatment of mental problems such as schizophrenia, depression and sleep disorders. People suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis and joint pain have found relief after taking this supplement, and newly discovered is the fact that it aids in the recovery from burns.

The important fatty acids work to enhance communication between nerve cells (neuro-transmitters), which will improve your memory as well as raise your IQ.

A proper diet and exercise program is always advisable, and it is recommended you get an OK from your doctor before you start any new supplements or diet change. You may be able to enlighten him/her on the amazing possibilities these brain foods will make in your overall health.

 

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