Let’s talk about Brain Food, more specifically the Omega-3s known as DHA and EPA. DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function. In fact, DHA and EPA are often referred to as the building blocks for healthy cell membranes. These cell membranes provide critical support for the brain connections that support healthy memory, cognition, and emotional well-being.
Omega-3s are often referred to as essential fats, meaning our bodies can’t produce them and we must get them through our diet. Foods high in omega-3s include cold water fish like salmon, and seeds like chia seeds and flax seeds. Try adding foods rich in omega-3s to your diet to further support your brain health. For even more support, consider fortifying your diet with an Omega-3 supplement!
Fun Fact: The ReMind formula is made with the highest quality omega-3s [500mg DHA and 150mg EPA], sourced from the coldest waters in Northern Scandinavia!
Why are Omega-3s so Important?
When you consider the fact that the Brain is nearly 60% fat it starts to make more sense why omega-3 fats are so important for brain function. In fact, DHA comprises 40% of the fatty acids in the brain. Because of this, omega-3s are vital for maintaining healthy brain function and have been linked to healthy aging throughout life.
5 health benefits of Omega-3s supported by science:
- DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
- DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function.
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.
- EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed infants.