It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!
Today is the second in our series of four brain foods that will help keep your mind sharp. The saying goes: you are what you eat. And never is that more true than when it concerns your mental well-being.
You’ve probably heard by now that fish is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. But did you know that omega 3s are great for your brain? Studies show that higher concentrations of omega 3s in your brain may improve cognition. So you need to make sure you’re getting them daily.
The American Heart Association suggest one gram per day. And as a reference, one three-ounce serving of salmon offers 1.9 grams of omega 3.
And if you don’t feel like eating fish constantly? Good news! You can add omega 3s to your diet without making a trip to the seafood aisle. Walnuts, flax seeds and chia seeds are all excellent sources. Grass-fed beef and omega 3-fortified eggs are sources, as well.
So remember, omega 3 fatty acids are good for your brain, and you can find them in sources other than fish.