The food you need now to protect your memory

By: Dr. Victor Marchione | brain function | Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 5:02 a.m.

brain, diet The barbecue is a great way to keep the flavor and enjoy delicious meats such as chicken, pork or beef. It is important to protein for your overall health, but not just stick to the staples grills and try grilling some fish.

Another reason why I recommend fish as a healthy grilled steak or chicken breast alternative. You may already know there is a lot of evidence for the health benefits of seafood brain. But there is a benefit that could not meet.

New research published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates that eating fish at least once a week is healthy for the brain, outside the content of omega 3 fatty acids. fish consumption is only one of the lifestyle factors that can help your brain stay healthy as you age, which works to prevent dementia.

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fatty acids to increase your brainpower

studies have shown that omega 3 fatty acids have an antioxidant effect that is related to brain health. We get omega 3 in our diet through fish, nuts, seeds, oils and some fortified foods. The study researchers wanted to investigate the possible link between diet and brain health, so they analyzed data from 260 participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study, a study ten years which measures risk factors for heart disease in the old people. Participants provided information about their diet and had MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans to confirm your brain health. All participants were considered normal cognitive health.

The information provided by the diet participants included data on the amount of fish they consume and how it was prepared. Participants who ate baked or broiled fish at least once a week had a greater volume of gray matter in parts of the brain associated with memory and cognition. more gray matter is a good thing! The fish has omega-3 fatty acids more when grilled or baked, which when fried.

What the researchers found no relationship between omega-3 fatty acid blood levels and differences in the brain, which considered surprising. Perhaps just as surprising was that people who ate baked or broiled fish regularly were more likely to have a college education that study participants who do not usually include fish in their diets.

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Can diet actually prevent dementia?

However, the results show that the elections in relation to our diet and lifestyle have the potential to affect our brain health later in life. Dementia can take a significant toll on our health care system in the coming years. It is estimated that 80 million people will have dementia in 2040, study researcher Dr. James Becker said Medical News Today . Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, currently affects more than five million Americans and is one of the leading causes of death in the country, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Becker says this information suggests that lifestyle factors, in this case fish consumption may contribute to structural changes in the brain. We want to maintain our strong brain structure and shoot those connections.

If you eat seafood, a look at the recommendations for consumption that best suits you and your lifestyle. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends avoiding certain species such as shark and swordfish due to high levels of mercury in these fish can be harmful to the nervous system.

However, wild salmon, snapper, trout? These are delicious grilled, baked or grilled.

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