If you aren’t eating fish you are missing out on a wide array of delicious flavors, succulent sauces and spices and mouthwatering aromas. Many people consider seafood to be the most luxurious of all cuisines. But more importantly, a lack of fish in your diet may be causing you to have memory problems.
A new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology states that people who have a diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, an essential nutrient found in fish, may be causing their brains to age faster, thereby losing some of there ability to remember and think.
The researchers looked at 1,575 people who did not have dementia. The average age of the study participant was 67. Each was tested for omega-3 fatty acid levels in their blood and were given MRI scans. These scans were able to test mental function and a visual memory test examined memory, abstract thinking and multi-tasking. People who had lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids scored in the bottom 25 percent on the tests.
“People with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes that were equivalent to about two years of structural brain aging,” explains Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, the lead study author of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Division of Geriatrics, University of California at Los Angeles.
For a person who has a hard time getting enough fish into his diet, or does not like the taste of fish, a supplement called OmegaKrill may be the answer for getting omega-3 fatty acids. Available at Dr. Newton’s Naturals, this product derives its omega-3 fatty acids from krill oil, a substance that contains three times more omega-3 than fish oil.
Krill oil comes from shrimp-like crustaceans found in icy waters. In addition to having an extreme amount of omega-3 fatty acids, it also contains 300 times more antioxidants than vitamin E. Developed by Dr. Michael Pinkus, OmegaKrill can help fortify the body and power up the brain – and also provide more restful sleep, promote a positive mood, reduce risk of coronary heart disease, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and much more.
The best part is OmegaKrill is made with only natural ingredients. It is gentle on the body and typically safe to take with other medications. Consider trying OmegaKrill today to support an active lifestyle and protect against memory loss.