To slow down brain aging, increasing the proportion of foods containing omega-3 fatty acids is necessary. These are found in oily fish – salmon, mackerel, herring and tuna, writes inoSMI, citing Eat This, Not That.
Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent memory impairment. The peak of human memory capacity is in the 20- to 30-year period. After that, the ability to remember information becomes weaker. Many people notice that their memory deteriorates around the age of 40. To slow down this process, you should enrich your brain with omega-3 fatty acids.
Fatty acids help the brain produce more new cells. This contributes to keeping your memory in working order and the health of your brain in general.
According to studies, regular consumption of oily fish is prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, diseases associated with age and with the sharp deterioration of the brain’s ability to remember information.
However, omega-3 fatty acids are not only good for the mind. They also reduce the risk of developing heart disease and arthritis.