June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month - Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Approximately 60% of brainmatter consists of fat. Fatty acids also create the cell membranes of every nerve cell throughout your brain and body. The quality of the fats you eat determines the quality of fats in your brain and nerve cells.
Here are our recommendations:
UltraOmega is a concentrated fish oil that provides high quality EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA from fish oil promote wellness by supporting brain and nervous system function. They also support cardiovascular health, cytokine balance, and joint health.
Foods containing Omega 3 fatty acids support neurotransmitters and are vital for brain function. Some great sources are: Mackerel, salmon, tuna, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, natto, and egg yolks.
Avoid foods high in Omega 6 such as salad dressings made with soybean, safflower, and sunflower oils, potato chips, pizza, pasta, and processed meats. These foods can reduce Omega 3 fatty acid conversion.
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