Boost Brain Function By Eating More Fish

Fish contains nutrients that help prevent heart disease AND boost brain function. Here's how, and what you should eat.

Research suggests that fish oil can help curb the symptoms of ADHD. ADDitude magazine

You may already know that fish contains nutrients that help prevent heart disease and other serious ailments. Evidence is mounting that these same omega-3 fatty acids also optimize brain function. Among other things, omega-3s boost the body's synthesis of dopamine, the neurotransmitter that attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) medications act to increase.

Although definitive proof is lacking, it's only logical to assume that boosting your consumption of wild salmon, sardines, and tuna might curb ADD symptoms.

Don't like the taste of fish? Other good sources of Omega-3s include flaxseed and flaxseed oil, as well as fish-oil supplements. I typically recommend 2.5 grams of an omega-3 supplement for children each day and up to 5 grams a day for adults.

To make sure the fish oil supplement you take is free of mercury and other contaminants, pick one of the toxin-free brands listed at For more information, I recommend The Omega Zone Diet by Barry Sears, Ph.D., or The Omega-3 Connection by Andrew Stoll, M.D.

TAGS: Supplements for ADHD, ADHD Diet and Nutrition, Alternative Treatments for ADHD, ADHD Symptoms, Homework and Test Help

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