< back to the wellness blog

June 11, 2020 • Brain Health

Boosting Brain Power – Feed Your Brain the Right Fats

brain eatsThe type of fat in your diet has a profound impact on the structure, function, and health of your brain.

  • Enjoy Omega-3 fats in abundance. They can be found in oily fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, and sardines), walnuts, canola oil, flaxseeds, omega-3 eggs, wheat germ and small leafy greens, make up the majority of the solid structure of your brain.
    • Strive to have one or more servings daily!
    • In addition, omega-3 fats promote healthy blood flow and minimize excessive inflammation, two other very valuable brain benefits.
  • Regularly consume the monounsaturated fats too – extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, nuts/seeds and avocados.
    • These fats promote healthy blood flow to the brain and decrease the risk of insulin resistance (insulin resistance compromises brain health).
    • They also benefit the structural integrity of neuronal cell membranes.
  • Minimize saturated fats (fatty cuts of beef, pork and lamb, whole dairy products, butter, palm and coconut oils)
    • Both are “brain-busting” fats that can impair memory and learning in addition to impairing blood flow and increasing your risk of insulin resistance.

Animal and vegetable sources of omega-3 acids as salmon, avocado, linseed, eggs, butter, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, parsley leaves and rapeseed oil

Click the image above to see our combo special: two of my award-winning books plus a free laminated grocery shopping guide!