What Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Have to do with Your Remembering Things Easily?

/>Alzheimer’s disease is one of the biggest problems facing our nation today.  It’s no secret that as our population ages, a lot of people are showing signs of dementia and becoming very forgetful in their old age.  Ten or twenty years ago this never used to be a problem and we hardly ever heard of cases relating to Alzheimer’s disease.  –

The challenge we are facing right now is that, as our bodies are naturally aging the older we get, how to control that process with exercise, working out regularly, and doing something like yoga training for flexibility.

Although we age, our bodies can age gracefully.

The biggest challenge the human race faces is that we do not know how to make our brains age gracefully.  There are no tools or systems in place to train our brains to grow with us as we grow older or to make the brain grow even stronger and remember things.  Just face it; the older we get, there will be a natural deterioration of our brain cells, and we’re going to tend to forget things more and more, but what we don’t want is to get to a state where we completely forget everything.

Until recently, science hadn’t yet caught up to the problem of helping us find effective ways to manage our brains so they could age gracefully along with our bodies.  The latest scientific research has shown that high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids can aid people with memory problems and slow down the aging process in the brain.   Obviously, there are different scientific studies quoting different cases, but this is one of the breakthrough discoveries of science, according to the University of California at Los Angeles; that people with lower blood levels of Omega-3 fatty acids have lower brain volumes, equivalent to about 2 years of structural brain aging.

If we feed our brain the right nutrients and foods, it automatically helps us stay a little sharper and healthier as we age gracefully. Since we are already trying to feed our bodies the right food and exercise on a regular basis, there is no reason why we should not do the same for our brains.  Giving our brain tuna or salmon on a regular basis through improved dietary choices can  help not only our bodies, but increase the level of Omega-3 fatty acids, which  in turn make us sharper and healthier, giving us what we need to improve our  visual memory processing and abstract thinking– tools necessary  for the  information age we live in.


Eating Omega-3 fatty acid rich foods will not only help our bodies, but also our brains.  Making sure that we have foods with Omega-3 fatty acids is one step in the right direction that we want to be taking as we move forward into the information society and world we live in.  Five or ten years from now, we are all going to become knowledge workers, where we are working predominately with our minds.  With the advent of the Internet, apps, the cloud, and telephone communication systems, we are going to need our brains to help us process incredible amounts of information and to become even sharper thanwe are right now.

We need to keep one of our most important tools — the tool that helps us grow as human beings, makes us productive, makes us money, and keeps us alive — safe and  do everything we can to support  it while it helps us  move along through our lives.  It’s never too late to stop bad behaviors or start good ones.  Whether you’re young or old, making sure that you get the right nutrients to your brain is a good way to start to keep you sharper, healthier, and give you the tools that keep you  ahead of the curve.

Chicago Personal Trainer