Try True Lemon Fish Dishes that are Fabulous for Your Brain!
Bake or broil but do not fry, says a study that found eating fish may cut your risk of getting Alzheimer’s.
Sounds good to us! We have two pages worth of great True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange fish recipes that will keep your brain as happy as your stomach!
MRIs done during the 10-year University of Pittsburgh study showed those who ate baked or broiled fish at least once a week had more gray matter in brain areas used for memory and learning. (Fried fish eaters did not get the benefits.)
And that added gray matter meant five times less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease over a five-year period.
How does fish eating protect the brain? First, fish have lots of omega-3 fatty acids, which increase blood flow to the brain and can act as damage-fighting antioxidants. Second, these healthy omega-3s may also stop plaque build up in the brain. So which fish have the most omega-3 fatty acids?
- Saltwater fish have more than most freshwater fish (but trout is a good source).
- Atlantic, Coho, and Sockeye salmon have more omega-3s than other salmons.
- Tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines and halibut have good amounts of omega 3s.
To be sure the fish you’re baking and broiling is not full of mercury or over-fished, you can check out SeafoodWatch.org.
As we noted in an earlier posting, omega-3s are being added into lots of juices and cereals these days, but actually it seems these are not effective. As usual, it pays to stick to natural sources for the best results. And remember, broil or bake your natural sources and add plenty of all-natural True Lemon, but don’t fry them!
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