Omega-3 fatty acids are important for your heart, but they have also been shown to improve cognitive skills; specifically, memory. Not getting enough through your diet? Daily supplementation with 1-2 grams of fish oil can increase your Omega-3 needs.
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You often hear about Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, but do you know what they actually are? Well, they are both constituents of the healthy polyunsaturated fats (Monounsaturated fats are the other healthy kind as well). Generally, we want our fat diet to be split into thirds – 1/3 from monounsaturates, 1/3 from polyunsaturates and 1/3 from saturated fats.
With particular attention to the polyunsaturated fats, the balance between the omega-6 and omega-3 is extremely critical. Obtaining Omega-6 fats is no problem in this country as it’s found in many, many processed foods and vegetable oils. If you want to know if what you’re eating contains this just check the labels and read the ingredient list. Canola, palm, sunflower, palm oil, etc. are prime examples of Omega-6 laden fats.
While we need some of these, Americans typically consume way too much of it in relation to Omega-3 fats. Typically, Americans take a 16:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio. This is problematic because
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Ever heard of brain food? Recent of studies have confirmed it's real and you should be eating it!
The proof? Senior citizens with diets high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B, C, D and E consistently maintain better cognitive function.
The most recent study from the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center at Oregon Health & Science University relied on blood samples, as opposed to self-reported food surveys, to determine
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