iChoices Highlights for April

Theme: Brain Health

Omega-3 For a Healthy Brain - Nutrition is critical for our brain health throughout the lifecycle from fetal to adult brain health. One nutrient that is important is fat, specifically omega-3 fatty acids. These are important for brain development and overall brain health. We often get a large number of omega-6 fatty acids, but these are not as beneficial for our health. Foods that contain lots of omega-3 fatty acids include fish, seaweed, fish oils, walnuts, flaxseed, corn oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, and safflower oil. You can add these to your diet by eating salmon at dinner a few times a week, snacking on walnuts, and adding flaxseed to your meals. Add these to a well rounded diet and your brain and overall health will continue to improve!

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Page last updated: April 2, 2018