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5 tasty recipes to keep your brain firing
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It should come as no surprise that our brain, like most parts of our body, will one day put its feet up and ease into retirement mode.
What you might find surprising is the age when this all starts happening. While certain kinds of ‘fixed’ knowledge, like vocabulary and general information, usually remain stable until your sixties, research suggests that more complex cognitive abilities like processing speed and reasoning skills begin to decline in early adulthood.
Fortunately, the level of cognitive decline we go through is influenced by the lifestyle choices we make in our younger years, especially through social contact, physical activity and how we feed ourselves. There’s good evidence that consuming omega-3s plays a role in maintaining cognitive function, and a new study has explored which parts of the brain this consumption could impact.
Researchers observed that omega-3s were correlated with entorhinal cortical volume – the area of the brain involved in learning and memory – as well as the volume of white matter, which are the nerve fibers that send messages between different parts of the brain.
We can’t guarantee, given the variety of individual diets and lifestyles, that eating omega-3s alone will keep your brain firing forever. But introducing more omega-3s to your diet is an easy (and tasty) way to support brain health.
Here are 5 recipes to get you started.
Salmon & Roasted Vegetable Tray Bake
An oily fish, like salmon, is a rich source of omega-3s. Pair it with roasted vegetables for a simple, satisfying, and healthy dinner.
Banana & Walnut Green Smoothie
Start your day with an omega-rich green smoothie. Walnuts are packed with omega-3, while the hemp seeds bring fiber, healthy unsaturated fats, and protein to the party.
Chickpea & Edamame Power Bowl
Perfect for a delicious, nutritious lunch, this power bowl packs an omega-3 punch courtesy of the added edamame beans.
Salmon, Edamame & Quinoa Salad
Salmon and edamame are a match made in omega-3 heaven. Add avocado, broccoli and quinoa to the mix for a healthy dinner that’s sure to fill you up.
Easy Chia Jam on Toast
You don’t need to whip up a full meal to get your omega-3 fix. This chia jam is a surprisingly simple post-workout snack that’s great for muscle recovery and restoring energy.
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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