Diet & Nutrition

Fish and brain health

You are here > WomenRepublic.co.uk > Diet and Fitness > Nutrition Advice > Fish
Question

People often refer to fish as 'good for the brain', but does it really have any effect on intelligence?

Most of us have heard fish being referred to as a great 'brain food' but is there any real truth is this.

The answer is yes and quite categorically yes. Over 50% of the brain's solid mass is made up of fat, the most useful of which is probably omega-3, a substance found mostly in fish. Obviously, this is a simplified version of the factors involved but to be perfectly honest this is all you really need to know.

Omega 3 has been proven to not only improve a person's learning capabilities (particularly small children) but it also has a positive effect on your memory as well.

Fish also contains several other nutrients such as choline which studies have shown to be beneficial for the brain. So remember, if you want to get smart, marry a fisherman.

Why is ginger so good for you and should I be eating it everyday?

What is spirulina and is it really as beneficial as people say?

Will eating spinach have the same effect on me as it did for Popeye?

Can carrots really make you see better in the dark or is that just what my mother told me so that I'd eat them?

Is olive oil actually good for your body or is it just a healthier alternative to other cooking oils?

Can a gastric balloon be the answer to obesity?

Bariatric Surgery
Banding centres
Interested in weight reduction surgery? The facts and figures on obesity operations.

Fertility Treatment
Fertilty advice
Having problems trying to start a family? Fertility treatment could be the answer.

Join us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
WomenRepublic
nutrition

How fish helps keep your brain healthy

Search
WomenRepublic.co.uk - health, beauty, dieting and much much more
© 2012 WomenRepublic.co.uk. All Rights Reserved.