Fish is often called brain food. According to a new study fish may have served as a dietary anti-depressant for thousands of people. Unbelievable but researchers found that there was not only a correlation between the fish diets and depression, but it was also discovered that fish can be used to prevent the symptoms of depression and mental disorders.
The Standard American Diet is sorely deficient in omega-3 fatty acid, such as docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentanoic acid, and high in trans fats and saturated fats which have been shown to negatively affect the brain. Since our brains are made largely of fat and our bodies cannot manufacture essential fatty acid, we have to rely on diet rich in omega-3 to meet our daily needs.
In studies, foods high in omeg-3 fatty acids, such as wild cold water fish (salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel) and seaweed have been shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, attention deficit disorders and other mental disorders. This is likely because of the effect omega-3 have on the production of neurotransmitters, including dopamine and serotonin. By supporting the synapses in the brain, omega-3 also boost learning and memory.
According to a recent study, young people who were at risk of serious psychiatric condition schizophrenia were able to prevent the disease’s onset by taking fish oil. In a group of 14 to 25 years old, half took fish oil pills and the other half took placebos. After seven years researchers found only 10 percent of those who took fish oil pills went on to develop schizophrenia or a related psychiatric disorder. Unfortunately, 40 percent of those who didn’t take the placebo went to develop the illness.
If you want to keep your mental health and protect yourself from depression you must take care of your food and you must have fish on your table every day. It can be tasty and healthy part of your diet .Boost your and your family’s mental health just by eating this delicious food as often as you can.