Eating foods that are high in saturated fats is never a good idea. Animal fats, butter, lard, and ghee are a few examples, and trans fats (fats derived by the hydrogenation of vegetable oils, often found in fried or processed foods) aren’t great for you either.
But are all fats a bad idea?
It’s been widely said that our bodies can benefit significantly from a diet high in Omega 3 fatty acids. The more research that rolls in, the more it’s suggested that Omegas can benefit us in some ways we didn’t even realize, particularly in helping to maintain the health and function of our brains.
For those suffering from dementia, this could be a significant revelation.
Omega 3 oils can’t be made by the body, so it’s up to us to make sure we’re eating foods to support our Omega intake. Here are some recommended foods that are high in Omega 3’s and delicious enough that you’ll want them on the menu every day.
- Oily fish- (particularly freshwater fishes like anchovies, mackerel, and salmon)
- Walnuts and Cashews
- Brussels sprouts
While the verdict is still out on whether or not a diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is singularly helpful in fighting dementia, but studies do show one thing is for sure- omegas are a powerhouse nutrient that benefits your health in countless ways.
So do yourself a favor and pack some omega vitamins into your diet! If you feel as if you’re not getting enough of this vital nutrient, supplements are available in all kinds of forms, from gummies to capsules. Your body will thank you, and so will your brain!