When I was young I remember my mom telling me how fish was “food for my brain.” She would go on about how important fish was to my health, especially my gray matter. Since my mom is 100% Norwegian and I figured that fish and Norwegian simply went hand in hand (like Italian and spaghetti). Fish wasn’t exactly my favorite dinner food so I wasn’t sure if she was trying to sell me on finishing dinner or if fish really was somehow helping me become smarter. That was then and this is now.
Our knowledge of the foods that support health have greatly improved and yes, mom was right all those years ago…fish really is brain food. Fish oil and good fats are part of my daily routine so are colorful fruits and vegetables packed with healthy phytonutritents and antioxidants. Science has shed light on foods that help defend against depression, psychosis, dementia, stroke, ADHD and more.
Brain function and health is my main interest in practice so when I found this information on foods and brain health I couldn’t resist passing it along to you.
There is much more to brain health than just fish oil.