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Brain Foods Increase Memory, Alertness, Mood and Energy Levels

We know that the foods we eat affect the body. But they may have even more of an influence on how the brain works—and levels of energy and how it handles its tasks. Mood, motivation and mental performance are powerfully influenced by diet. There are certain foods and or nutrients that make a huge difference in how we live and perform throughout our daily lives.

The brain is an extremely active organ, metabolically speaking, and as such tends to be very picky and demanding when it comes to eating. While it may be used to and demand junk food, for instance, it Needs foods that are high in certain fatty acids for optimal brain health. The health of your brain depends not only on how much (or little) fat you eat but on what kind it is. Intellectual performance requires the specific type of fat found most commonly in fish, known as Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 is found in certain fish oils, mostly from the salmon species in fresh water and the oily salt water types such as sardines, extremely rich in omega 3's, tuna, mackerel and others, to name a few.

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