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5 ways to bump up your omega-3s for brain health
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You probably already know that B vitamins and omega-3s are good for you. Well, just like Chris and Luke, it looks like these two are even better when they join forces.
After running a group of older people through a number of memory tasks and cognition tests, researchers found that those who were taking vitamin B12 supplements and had high levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) achieved significantly better cognitive health scores.
Our resident dietitian Angie notes that omega-3 fatty acids in general have been shown to promote cognitive health.
So now you’re probably wondering: where can I get some of that delicious vitamin B12 plus omega-3s action? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up 5 recipes packing both nutrients to give your brain a boost.
Important: These meals are delicious and nutritious, but no specific recipe is guaranteed to improve cognitive ability. At Centr, we take a real-food-first approach to getting the nutrients we need. As vitamin B12 is primarily found in animal foods, vegans should consult a doctor about supplementation.
Dan’s Honey Miso Salmon & Turmeric Quinoa
How’s this for a double-header? Not only are you in store for some incredible flavor combos, fatty fish like salmon is a great source of both omega-3s and vitamin B12.
Dan’s Chia Berry Parfait
While you’re powering through your morning, B12 from milk and omega-3s in the chia will be doing good things for your brain.
Radicchio, Grapefruit & Tuna Salad
Your quick and easy lunch break now comes with B12 and omega-3s from tuna, plus a fruity twist!
Korean Lunch Bowl
Say hello to the reigning monarch of office lunches. While eggs are a great source of B12 for vegetarians, edamame provides a dollop of omega-3s.
Luke’s Spicy Walnut Tacos
Plant-based tacos are an easy weeknight win, with omega-3s from walnuts. To complete the brain-boosting goodness, make sure you use a fortified nutritional yeast – which is high in vitamin B12.
Disclaimer: This Centr content is adapted with permission from an article written by Lifespan.io. The content herein represents Centr’s interpretation of the original source material.
Centr x Lifespan.io
Centr has partnered with Lifespan.io to bring you the latest in longevity research. Lifespan.io is the leading source of industry news and a nonprofit advocacy foundation whose mission is to accelerate progress toward overcoming age-related diseases. Since 2014, the organization has focused on responsible journalism, high-impact advocacy, and media initiatives that make longevity research and education more accessible to all.
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