Brain & Memory Health
Did you know that your brain is one of the most important parts of your body? It’s incredibly important for you to look after your brain because without it, you wouldn’t be able to function.
One of the most important nutrients that supports brain health are Omega-3 essential fatty acids. 40% of the grey matter in the brain is made up of Omega-3 in the DHA form so fatty acids are actually the building blocks of the brain. Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to brain development, brain cell regeneration, enhanced cognitive function, behaviour, and attentiveness.
Your brain is a living organ that needs nourishment. As well as Omega-3 fatty acids, there are key vitamins and minerals that play vital roles in normal psychological function including keeping the cells in your brain healthy and the neural pathways running smoothly. As well as supporting the day to day cognitive function of your brain, certain vitamins and minerals also support mental performance. Whether sourced from your diet or supplements, the main vitamins and minerals that support the normal functioning of your brain include B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C and zinc.
Have you noticed that everyone is talking about Omega‑3? We asked scientist and co-founder of Vegetology (and self-confessed science geek) Chris Smith to give you the lowdown on Omega‑3 – what are they, where do you find them and are they really all they’re hyped up to be? We also wanted to know what foods are rich in Omega‑3 fatty acids and how we can include more in our diet.
When we see ‘Omega‑3’ splashed across product labelling we immediately feel good, and rightly so. Omega-3s are known as essential fatty acids for a reason! However, there is a world of difference between Omega-3s and it does lead to individuals believing they are getting benefits when they may not be.
Smart phones, time management apps, online shopping, a connected world where you can find a restaurant or take away at the touch of a button… we live in an age of convenience. It is easier than ever before to get information or book tickets, dinner and activities. But the downside of this super-paced lifestyle is that it can feel like we are being stripped of our energy.