Healthy eating helps control emotions
You may have seen different types of fat. For example, beef fat at room temperature is stiffer than vegetable fat. Knowing that our brain is formed mostly by fat, which one would you choose to "feed"?
According to the neuropsychiatrist and researcher, David Servan-Schreiber, the best choice is the most liquid fats, especially the acids Omega 3 fatty acids. Why? Because the brain is mostly made up of fat and for it to process information fluidly and flexibly it also needs a more fluid and flexible fat.
Different eating habits show the impact of omega 3 on our health. Postpartum depression usually occurs three to twenty times more in Western countries than in Eastern countries. Such a discrepancy occurs because in the East there is a greater consumption of fish and shellfish, foods rich in omega three.
Omega 3 is fundamental for the health of the brain
Omega 3 is fundamental for the constitution of the brain and maintenance of its balance, that's why these fats are the main nutrition the fetus gets through the placenta ... Is that also why the "reserves" of the mother who are already low in the western diet fall dramatically in the last weeks of pregnancy? and continue to decline during breastfeeding, which increases the risk of postpartum depression. Servan-Schreiber also points out the importance of omega-3 for the reduction of symptoms related to bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, insomnia, fatigue, low libido and irritability.
Does neuroscientist and psychiatrist Daniel Amen believe that omega 3 contributes to the relief of ADHD symptoms? attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He points to a Canadian study in which one group of children received omega-3s and the other placebo. Parents of children who received omega-3s reported significant improvement in their children's attention and behavior. Parents of children who received placebo did not notice differences.
Where to find omega 3
Fish, especially salmon, herring, trout, sardines, seafood, flaxseed, canola, spinach and watercress. Fear of getting fat with Omega 3?
Rest assured, Servan-Schreiber argues that "the way the body metabolizes omega 3 reduces the accumulation of fatty tissue." Some patients even lose weight!
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