Eat Fish to Prevent Dementia

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Hi, I'm Barbara Ficarra with a healthy tip for you. When it comes to choosing chicken or fish, stick to our underwater friends. One study suggests that a regular diet of healthy protein can mean a significantly lower risk of dementia later in life, and that means more fish. The study evaluated the health and eating habits of nearly 15,000 people from all over the world.

Those who ate fish often, nearly everyday, were about 20% less likely to be diagnosed with dementia, compared to folks who never ate fish. Why? Researchers suspect it's because the inflamation fighting Omega-3 fatty acids in the fish. The study found that the more meat, I mean in beef, chicken and pork that people ate, the higher their risk of dementia.

So add fish to your diet now and your brain will thank you later. For more ways to nourish your mind and body, watch all our smart tips, right here.