How do good fats protect the brain from the effects of stress?

A diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to help maintain synaptic (nerve cell) function and the structure of the brain and shape of the brain.


The best sources of omega-3 fatty acids are:


- fatty fish, such as sardines, tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and herring


- ground flax and flaxseed oil


- soybeans


- oysters


- walnuts


- sunflower, chia and hemp seeds


Repeatedly heating vegetable oils can decrease their antioxidant activity and increase free radical production, which may lead to poor health effects. Avoid overheating or burning of vegetable oils to keep their nutrient content.


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