Monday, July 29, 2013

Diet Tips - Food for Brain

The world over and in US a majority of the population is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish and flax seed oil and are important for the development and maintenance of brain function. It is better to get omega-3 fatty acids from foods such as fish rather than supplements. Fish high in DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids are anchovies,bluefish,herring,mackerel,salmon (wild has more omega-3s than farmed),sardines,sturgeon,lake trout,tuna.Eating these fish two to three times a week is recommended by many experts.
The following is a list of Good food sources of ALA -- which is converted into omega-3 fatty acids in the body :walnuts,flax and flaxseed oil,canola oil,olive oil,soybean oil. While foods containing omega-3 fatty acids have health benefits,but oils and nuts can be high in calories eating them in moderation is advised.Some study recently implicates Omega-3 supplements may cause prostrate cancer.

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