Fond of your memory? Treasure your brain? Don't want to lose them to Alzheimer's? If you didn't hear this the first 99 times, we hope the hundredth time will do it. Here's how to nurture your mind and keep those memories:
Take 900 milligrams of DHA omega-3s a day. Why so much emphasis on these good fats? Your brain is 60% fat -- and half of that is DHA, which keeps your brain cells flexible, fluid, and communicating well. DHA also fights memory loss. Your body can't make DHA, so you have to get it from food and supplements. We get our DHA from algae-based capsules -- not fish oil -- to limit concerns about toxins in fish. Find out how DHA can keep your memory sharp and make your brain 3 years younger.
Eat plenty of foods rich in DHA. Opt for fresh or canned salmon, canned tuna, trout, sardines, walnuts, avocadoes, canola oil, and flaxseeds. Along with olive oil, these memory protectors are the only fats you should even think about eating.
Why are we beating this drum again? Impressive new research just reinforced their importance -- especially of fruits, vegetables, and DHA -- as a secret sauce against the brain shrinkage seen in Alzheimer's disease. The study didn't just do the usual memory tests. It tracked foods, nutrients, and scanned brain sizes. Bigger brain, better memory.
While you're eating more of those memory-boosting foods, be sure to avoid unhealthy ones that take a toll on your brain. Items with saturated and trans fats, or added sugars or syrups are criminals. They steal your memories, among other bad things.
Author:Kelly Olsen Phone: 201-669-7520 Dated: May 29th 2012 Views: 1,260 About Kelly: Having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell...
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