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Salmon for the Brain

Salmon for the Brain

While much of the research on salmon and omega-3 fatty acids has focused on heart health, there is plenty that links these healthy fats to brain function as well. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon can improve learning and memory, and help to fight against depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia and dementia, making salmon the ultimate brain food.

Food Rx: Try eating a 4-ounce serving two to three times a week.

By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Published February 28, 2012. Nicole is a Washington, DC-based nutrition communications professional, writer, and yoga teacher. She blogs about holistic health at