Our diet plays a major role in regulating our physical and mental energy and mood, which in turn affects your mental focus and attention.
If you want to boost your mental focus, eating fatty fish has been proven to help.
Fatty fish: Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in some nuts and plants, but fatty fish like tuna and salmon are the best dietary sources. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids (EFAs) which are important for the function of our brain. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic are the EFAs found in fish.
A considerable amount of our brain is comprised of omega-3s, which are important for the brain’s performance and memory.
ADHD children have been found to have lower levels of DHA and EPA essential fatty acid levels.
Research has indicated that DHA can help protect against Alzheimer and dementia, and reduced intake of omega-3 fatty acids is linked to an increase in cognitive decline risk.
Research has been shown that fish oil supplementation can help reduce mental fatigue and improve cognitive task reaction times. There is scientific evidence that omega-3 fatty acids derived from the consumption of fish are more effectively metabolized by our body than from supplements.
The Big Q: What to do?
The Big A: It is recommended to eat fatty fish 2X a week. Omega 3 rich fish are salmon, mackerel, sardines, lake trout, tuna, and herring. Avoid farmed salmon as it contains high concentrations of pesticides and dioxins, as well as a class of industrial chemicals known as PCBs.
“Atlantic” salmon is farmed salmon.
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