Brain Is Made From Fat
Did you know your brain is made mostly of fat? Sixty percent of it is DHA, one of the most important omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats help our body and our brain by building all cell membranes, reducing inflammation, balancing blood sugar, and increasing the activity of BDNF, a key brain molecule, which stimulates new cell growth and increased cell connections. Our brains don’t function properly without enough omega-3 fats. In fact, low levels of omega-3 fats are linked to depression and anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia, bipolar disease, criminal behavior, schizophrenia and other disorders.
If your cell membranes are healthy, your brain and body function optimally. If they aren’t, the effectiveness and speed of communication between your cells breaks down. This is one of the reasons it is so important to include healthy fats in your diet such as:
• Cold-water fish such as wild salmon, sardines, herring, halibut, and sable.
• Omega-3 eggs.
• Nuts (e.g., almonds, macadamia, walnuts, pecans) and seeds (e.g., pumpkin, hemp, chia).
You also want to stay away from toxic fats such as trans fats, vegetable and seed oils (soy, canola, and safflower). These are inflammatory fats. Instead, use oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil.