Omega-3s May Reduce Brain Damage Caused By Junk Food
Recent research has suggested that omega-3s may aid in weight loss and prevent some of the damage done to the brain by a high-fat diet. Researchers at the University of Liverpool conducted an analysis to assess the validity of these findings.
Their analysis found that omega-3s do appear capable of offsetting some of the detrimental effects on the brain, they do not appear to help with weight loss.
Researchers for this study examined 185 papers. They found that omega-3s were not able to stop the disruption of the generation of new brain cells that occurs in the brains of people who consume a high fat diet. They did find, however, that an omega-3 rich diet may reduce the ability of refined sugars and saturated fats to disrupt the brain’s control on the body’s intake of food.
Researchers from the University of Liverpool conducted the study. It was published in the May 2013 issue of The British Journal of Nutrition.
Omega-3s have been linked to a number of health benefits, including alleviating arthritis pain, better moods, improved joint mobility, helping with age related macular degeneration, and aiding your immune system.
Because omega-3 fatty-acids are not found naturally in the human body, it is especially important to make sure that they are a part of your daily diet. Oily, dark fish such as tuna and salmon are high in DHA and EPA omega-3s, while ALA omega-3 fatty-acids are plant derived and can be found in flaxseed oil, vegetable oil, and walnuts.