Health News: Omega-3s Build Brainpower
Need another reason to take a daily fish oil supplement? Eating diets high in omega-3 fatty acids—the fat found in fish like salmon and tuna—can improve memory and increase the size of your brain, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. Researchers looked at red blood cell levels of 1,500 dementia-free adults and found that those with higher levels of DHA, a component of omega-3, had higher brain volume, or size, and improved brain function and memory.
Your fish oil supplement should contain both EPA and DHA. To learn more about healthy fats and fish oil supplements, check out our complete guide to omega fatty acids.