Monday, August 4, 2008

Why Fatty Fish Is Good for Your Brain

For years, the "food police" tried to convince Americans that fat was bad for them, but that scientific consensus has been discredited. Fat is once again recognized as important to health, and as is often the case, studies show that eating nutritious food is more beneficial than taking supplements to obtain essential fatty acids.

Looking to boost your memory and concentration? You're better off eating oily fish twice a week than popping expensive herbal pills or fish oil supplements, according to a consumer survey.

Australian consumer group Choice tested several supplements and found that two weekly servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as sardines and salmon, can boost brain function as much as or more than pills containing ginkgo biloba, brahmi and fish oil.

Fish oil supplements were also found to contain less of the maximum daily dietary target of omega-3. Read more

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