Eating omega-3 fatty acids in middle age keeps the brain strong

Texas: Countless benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been revealed, and it has now been found that if middle-aged people eat fatty acids, it accelerates their ability to think and also strengthens their brain structure.

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The use of omega 3 fatty acids is beneficial for the brain Photo File

We know that salmon, trout, tuna and other types of fish contain fatty acids and are called superfoods due to their excellent benefits. Fatty acids play an important role in increasing the brain capacity of people of all ages. However, more evidence of its importance has now emerged, the results of which have been published in the journal Neurology.

Dr. Claudia Satzebel of the University of Texas and her colleagues insist that if diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s are to be kept away in old age, then dietary habits, including omega-3 fatty acids, have to be adopted. If you eat fatty fish twice a week or eat supplements of omega-3 fatty acids, it can not only maintain the health of the heart but also the brain.

An average of 2,148 people aged 46 who did not have dementia and stroke were included. Their brain volume, ability to think and the amount of omega-3 fatty acids present in the body were also measured.

Omega-3 fatty acids contain three main components: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), ico-to-pentinoic acid (EPA) and doxa hexionic acid (DHA).

The analysis showed that people who had adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids had slightly higher brain volume than others. Then the size of his brain’s hippocampus was also increased because this part plays an important role in memory.

Other tests showed that people with high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids also had a higher proportion of brain power. That’s why experts are advising middle-aged people to eat fish and fatty acid supplements.