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How does eating fish benefit the brain?

Marjorie Nolan Cohn
Nutrition & Dietetics
Fish, such as wild salmon in particular is a true brain food. It's one of the best sources of Essential Fatty Acids, such as Omega-3, a rich source of high-quality non-land animal protein, low saturated fat, generally among the lowest amounts of contaminants (such as mercury) among seafood, and other health properties. Wild salmon can help do everything from improve your brain matter, your mood, your synaptic connections, your arteries, reduce your risk of stroke and Dementia and Alzheimer's and much more.
Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc
Geriatric Medicine
Protein, an important component in the making of neurotransmitters, is essential to improve mental performance. Aside from being an excellent source of high quality protein, fish are packed with essential oils, such as omega-3, which protect the brain and support its development and functioning. Deep-sea fish have the highest amounts of fatty acids; they include salmon, sea bass, halibut, mackerel and sardines.

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