Four Dimensions of Brain Health

The four dimensions of brain health are the lifestyle factors that may help to improve overall brain health. By focusing on four key areas: diet, physical health, social well-being and mental engagement, you can help to support brain health and function throughout life. Diet Your brain — and the foods you feed it — plays…

Building Beautiful Minds

The Wall Street Journal recently published a story on the popularity and benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. The article highlights the DOLAB study, recently published in the journal PLOS One, which found DHA may help to improve reading and behavior in underperforming children ages 7-9. Brain health experts advise parents to include DHA supplements or…

Brain-Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish

What are you thankful for? Last year, a poll conducted by Harris Interactive reported five in six Americans say they are thankful for the health of their families. This Thanksgiving, we challenge you to feed your family a healthful side dish your loved ones will enjoy. Not only is this recipe just 140 calories per…

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October celebrated Vegetarian Awareness Month. This celebration has become quite large, as the number of individuals who live vegetarian lifestyles has increased in recent years. According to The Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian and 22.8 million follow a vegetarian-inclined diet. As the number of vegetarians has increased, research has found that vegetarians need…

Nutrition expecting and nursing mothers’ need

Maternal nutrition during and after pregnancy plays an important role in fetal and infant development. Expecting Moms During pregnancy, DHA – a long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid – supports optimal infant brain development, and is particularly important in the third trimester when significant brain growth occurs. Developing babies must obtain this vital nutrient through the…

Importance of DHA for children

DHA is important for children to consume as it supports brain health. Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D., Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and author of “Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten,” says DHA supports normal cognitive function. Recently published research suggests for children (ages 7-9) underperforming in reading, a healthy diet including 600…

Omega-3s vs. omega-6s

Good fats, or, essential fatty acids, cannot be produced by the human body, but the body needs them to help support heart health, lower triglycerides, and support brain health. There are two kinds of essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6, and it’s important to understand the difference and incorporate them into your diet. Omega-6s These…

Ways to dress up your family meals

DHA is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body. It is a major structural fat in the brain accounting for up to 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Numerous studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA. For adults, DHA supports brain health. For…

Are you getting enough DHA into your diet?

DHA omega-3 is to our brains as calcium is to our bones. It accounts for 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Yet, most Americans don’t get enough of this nutrient. Cold-water, fatty fish, like salmon, are good dietary sources of DHA. However, if you do not like fish or live a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle,…

Fall recipe: Fettuccine a la Tomato and Basil

Hearty, healthy meals are important to keep the family fueled and energized in the fall.  Try the wholesome recipe below, created by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of “Eat Your Way to Happiness.” It’s easy to prepare, and it includes DHA omega-3 in every serving. Fettuccine à la Tomato and Basil  Makes 4 servings…