Omega-3: Very Important
A new study looked at the impact of omega-3 fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid – DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid – EPA) on cognitive impairment for seniors who are free of dementia. Researchers found that people with lower DHA and EPA levels scored lower when tested for visual memory, executive function and abstract thinking. Lower levels were also “associated with smaller brain volumes and a ‘vascular’ pattern of cognitive impairment even in persons free of clinical dementia.”
If you aren’t regularly eating foods rich in omega-3 (flaxseed oil, flaxseed, salmon, fish oil, some nuts) then you should consider be taking a supplement. Taking fish oil (some taste better than others) every day is a good habit to get into, even while you’re still young.