Our beautiful brain is comprised of 60% fat; brain cells are insulated with fat allowing biochemicals in and out of each cell. Brain activity depends upon the quality of its insulation. Since 50% of this fat is DHA there is a concern for the type of fat we consume. So be a fathead and eat healthy sources of omega 3 fatty acids.
The star today is DHA an omega 3 fat (fatty acid). It is plentiful in fish like salmon, sardines and trout. Where do fish get their omega 3’s? They get it by feeding on algae at the bottom of rivers and streams.
A study recently of 480 people with complaints of poor memory found improvement when participants took 900mg of DHA from algae each day.
How to keep a healthy brain:
* Know the type of fats you ingest; avoid all hydrogenated and deep fried fats.
* Wild caught salmon and trout are best.
* Beware of fish from fish farms. They are fed corn or soy which produces omega 6 fats that are less favorable.
* DHA from algae will deliver good fat to your brain.
Being a fathead means consuming healthy fat that supports good brain cognition and intelligent function, while knowing that quality of the ingested fat is most important. For a further look on the subject of the quality of America’s food see the DVD “Fat Head” by Tom Naughton.
I invite you to live life one healthy day at a time eating one healthy meal at a time.
SAVE THE DATE!
Join me April 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM PDT in my next conversation with an omega 3 fatty acid expert Gretchen Vannice, MS, RD. Her recent publication Omega 3 Hand Bookeducates us on these important nutrient. Information from Gretchen will be unbiased and informative (unlike the internet!).