A number of recent studies have focused on the impact that seafood can have on retaining healthy brain function and reducing some of the effects of depression.
Our brains are roughly 60% fat. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is the most common fat in the brain. Seafood helps maintain our DHA concentrations in brain cell membranes, so keeping brain tissue healthy. The omega-3 fatty acids in seafood also help brain cells to connect faster, by increasing neuronal conduction. A higher number of connection points improves our mental processes and motor functions. The antioxidants in seafood also help keep the brain moist, another important symptom of brain health.
The brain can also benefit in the following ways:
The omega-3 fatty acids in seafood play a key role in keeping our brains working optimally throughout our whole lives. Memory and working memory are vital for everyday activities such as work, sports, driving, shopping and studying.
The DHA healthy fats concentrated in fish appears to slow down or arrest the symptoms of dementia in the elderly, which is usually marked by a decline in mental abilities, such as memory and reasoning.
By supplementing EPA fats, seafood can help combat other brain impairment issues, such as depression, bi-polarity, chronic fatigue and schizophrenia.