Boil or bake your fish for a healthy brain

Boil or bake your fish for a healthy brain

Previous researchers have found that eating fish does not get you a healthy brain. A new research done by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences has confirmed this fact and has also discovered the way to make you smarter when you’re eating fish.

They say boiling or baking the fish and then consuming it once or twice every week helps to keep your brain younger for a longer period of time and this in turn will help boost your brain health largely.

Cyrus Raji, M. D., Ph. D was the lead investigator of a new cardiovascular health study, which noted that fish contain large amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids. Baking or boiling the fish is advised as these higher levels of Omega-3s remain intact in these cases as compared to fried fish. These Omega-3 fatty acids are very essential for a normal metabolism and they also help in significantly improving the brain health.

The researchers noted that people who ate boiled or baked fish at least once a week had more grey matter brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition as compared with those who went in for fried fish or did not have fish at all.

James Becker, Ph. D., professor of psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was the senior investigator of this study. He said, “This suggests that lifestyle factors, in this case eating fish, rather than biological factors contribute to structural changes in the brain”.

For this study, researchers took data from 260 people who scored normally on two separate cognition tests; they then provided data about their dietary intake and underwent brain scans.

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