By now, we should all know that diet plays an essential role in our health. The old saying that we are what we eat couldn’t be more true. Science is correlating the way we eat or don’t eat more and more with various illnesses and ailments. But how many times have you had one of those familiar memory slips and thought to yourself that your diet might be to blame? Chances are that the food you eat was not the first thing you blamed for your diminished memory. But maybe it should be.
One’s diet is unlikely the only cause for memory problems, but it can play a role and is a problem that can be easily fixed. By adding a few simple foods to your regular diet, you can make sure you are supplying your body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best, mind and body. One of the best is fish oil.
Fish oil has gained a lot of attention in the last few years for its role in preventing heart disease and cardiovascular problems. Societies that eat a diet rich in fish have a much lower rate of heart-related problems and a longer life expectancy. They also have a much lower rate of age-related mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The secret ingredient that does the protecting is omega-3 fatty acids. Not only do they keep the circulatory system functioning at its best, they are also considered a powerful antioxidant that reduces damage to all body cells, including brain cells. Omega 3 acids also play an important role in the health of nerve cells. Since the brain is made up of billions of nerve cells, it only makes sense that these fats would be essential to its health.
If you just don’t like fish, as many people don’t, the benefits can be found in pill form. The oil is cheap and effective and there’s no reason not to ensure you’re getting your share.