- Protects heart and arteries.
- Fights memory loss, depression and learning problems.
- Regulates brain and nerve function.
- Supports the immune system.
- Increases metabolism
- Provides natural fat-burners.
- Lowers bad cholesterol.
- Improves skin and hair, and much more.
New studies show brain health is dramatically improved by intake of omega-3 oils:
It's no secret that long-term diet and nutrition choices have an effect on the way we look and feel., but new studies show that nutrition can also affect the way we think. There really is such a thing as "food for thought."
What we eat can have a powerful effect on our brains. Research is increasingly showing that dietary deficiencies rather than genetic predispositions may cause mental and emotional disorders such as memory loss, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer's disease and depression. A common dietary deficiency that tends to show up in these cases is a lack of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA). Flaxseed and cold-water fish are primary sources of these omega-3 healthy oils.
Omega-3 really is brain food:
The belief that "fish is brain food" has been held around the world for well over two thousand years. Fish supplies omega-3 oils, essential for brain and eye tissue development (specifically the retina) in infants; it remains fundamental to those tissues throughout life. Current research focuses on thes oils- often woefully short, if not deficient, in modern diets- as one cause of attention deficit disorder. Once more, modern research is validating folk wisdom- fish really is brain food. - James Scala, PhD.
EPA and DHA are important fatty acids in maintining proper memory and cognitive function.
The basic building blocks of our brain cells are essential fatty acids such as EPA and DHA from fish oil. These fatty acids are also used as fuel for brain metabolism and help control the chronic inflammatory processes involved in degenerative brain disorders. - Life Extension Foundation
Omega-3 benefits your brain at any age:
Teenagers and adults with omega-3 deficiency may be more prone to hostility or violence. In aging, the loss of omega-3 fatty acids in the brain may result in a higher risk of stroke, memory problems, or dementia. Individuals of any age without adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in the brain and body may also be at higher risk for depression, bipolar disorder, and possibly other psychiatric disorders. The implications of omega-3 deficiency on the brain are profound and span the entire human life cycle. Befinning in pregnancy, premature birth and its potential neurologic complications may result from omega-3 deficiency. Babies who are bottle-fed or born from omega-3 deficient mothers will lack the omega-3 fatty acids necessary for optimal cognitive and visual development. Children deprived of omega-3s may have less ability to pay attention and control impulsive behavior and may be at higher risk for depression. - Andrew L. Stoll, M.D.