June 28, 2021

The #1 Food That Helps Your Brain

Research has proven that the best brain foods are the same ones that also protect your heart and blood vessels. At the top of the list are Omega fatty-acids.

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#1 Fatty Fish

Whenever you research healthy food, or “foods to eat for brain body health”, fatty fish is often at the top of the list. Specifically Salmon, Trout and Sardines are some of the most rich in sources of Omega-3 fatty acids.

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Your brain uses these omega’s to build important nerve cells, and are also essential for learning and memory. They also have been linked to lower blood levels of beta-amyloid— the protein that forms damaging clumps in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Studies show that people who eat fatty fish regularly have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia, depression and many other common diseases. Omega 3s found in fatty fish have also been found to improve cognitive function, symptoms of depression & ADHD, and recovery from brain trauma. This healthy fat may also play a significant role in enhancing memory, especially as we age.

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For brain and heart health, eat at least two servings of [wild caught] fish weekly. There are supplements you can take if you feel that you can’t consume the adequate amount of omega’s, consistently each week (which most of us, especially in the United States, do not). Most Americans are deficient in omega-3s, consuming barely a third of the daily amounts they need for optimum brain and heart health. The best course of action would be to start taking an Omega Supplement daily, and gradually add in to your diet wild caught Salmon, Trout, or Sardines weekly.

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Nothing, not even a supplement, can replace the real thing – fresh from the source with all its additional benefits and fullness in nutrient value… but a supplement can help support levels of nutrients the brain & body needs consistently to heal and grow stronger in overall health. When your body receives the proper amount of Omega’s daily, you may start to notice:

  • A more positive mood and emotional balance…
  • Better concentration and attention…
  • Improved cardiovascular health…
  • Enhanced recall and retention of memory…

Some of the best Omega 3 supplements I have found in my research are:


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About the author

Becky Cooper, Certified Brain Health Coach. Often times we find ourselves in need of support in accomplishing life, health, and mindful goals. It takes a great amount of courage to recognize that you can’t do everything alone— we sometimes need someone to help us be accountable to what we truly desire to accomplish in life.  It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child; I feel it takes a tribe to help raise each other [up]. This is at the heart of what I do. 💚  I have found life to be easier when I accept that I am a 'work in progress', and that's enough. While I continue to learn and progress, taking life one step at a time, I can invite others along my journey and help them too; teaching them what I have learned, and encourage them. In December of 2020 I completed the Brain Health training course directed by Dr. Daniel Amen, graduating with the official certification as an Amen Clinics Certified Brain Health Coach. This not only has helped me learn valuable solutions to help myself heal, but also help others who feel the same way as I do; others who are also in search of healing.Read More...

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