Fish oil (from the name itself), is sourced from oily fish tissues and could be gained from taking supplements or from eating fish. DHA is its key ingredient which are omega – fatty acids found in fishes like mackerel, salmon, and swordfish.
Omega 3 fatty acids play crucial roles when it comes to brain functions such as reasoning, memory and learning new things. These glossy tiny capsules provide another brilliant benefit: they may prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
According to a study of 819 respondents published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal, it was revealed that taking fish oil supplements daily is linked to a considerable “decrease in cognitive decline (as measured by the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale and the Mini Mental State Exam) and brain atrophy — important findings in light of statistics that show that one person per minute is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.”
Lori Daiello, lead study author and research scientist at the Alzheimer’s Diseaseand Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital, said that they found out that fish oil “was associated with better performance on standard tests of memory and thinking abilities over time, compared to those who didn’t take supplements”.
Also, as stated by a study of University of California-Irvine last April 15, 2015, scientists have discovered that the fatty acids contained in fish oil supplements are “vitally important to the developing brain.” This conclusion recommends that women must maintain a balanced diet enriched with fatty acids especially when they’re pregnant not just for themselves, but also for their babies after birth.
So there you have it. Giving you good reasons to include fish in your regular diet. Not a fan of fish? Don’t give up on your dose of healthy nutrition; you can still get these power packed omega 3 fatty acids in milk, eggs, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, canola oil and walnuts.