Once again, regular consumption of fish proves to be a very wise move – literally. Reporting in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that as the intake of fish increased – the risk of dementia decreased. The study included over 15,000 older adults from 7 different countries. For those who reported consuming fish most or all days of the week, the risk of dementia declined by 38% versus those who rarely ate fish. The study also found those who consumed the most meat, had a higher rate or dementia versus non-meat eaters. Scientists attribute fishes’ long-chained omega 3 fats as the likely brain-protective ingredient. Salmon, sardines, herring, lake trout, and canned chunk-lite tuna are excellent choices in this regard. Strictly avoid the “dirty” fish – shark, marlin, king mackerel, tile fish, and sword fish due to toxins that your brain definitely does not like.