Jan 02, 2012
Omega 3s and Vitamins key for a better brain health
According to Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, PhD, a neurobiologist at UCLA who studies the impact of certain foods on the brain, the key is to avoid fried foods and add more omega 3 fatty acids to your diet. Omega 3s are essential for normal brain functioning because they are our primary source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), the most abundant omega 3 fatty acid found in the cell membranes of brain cells. Scientists believe that DHA protects against “normal wear and tear” on the brain, helps promote brain growth, enhances learning and memory and improves communication between synapses.
From Diets in Review: New research shows that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B, C, D, and E supports brain function in older people and is also associated with lower levels of brain shrinkage. Additionally, diets shown to be high in trans-fat were associated with lower levels of mental capacity. http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/01/brain-health-supported-by-diet-rich-in-vitamins-and-omega-3s/
From Diets in Review.com: "I spoke with Michael Gonzalez-Wallace, author of SUPER BODY SUPER BRAIN, about the role these nutrients play in brain function.
“Eating Omege-3 fatty acids and a healthy balanced diet increases the production of proteins between nerve cells called BDNF,” said Gonzalez-Wallace. “It’s a very hot topic in the field of brain foods, health and neuroscience.” He explains that BDNF stands for Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, which is important to the parts of the brain responsible for memory, learning and higher thinking"
check this phenomenal article: http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/01/brain-health-supported-by-diet-rich-in-vitamins-and-omega-3s/