Friday, November 25, 2011

Brain Food

Omega 3 and Omega 6 can be found in meats, fish, and nuts

This article brings to light the historical differences between the human beings of today and our ancestors. It is believed that humans evolved on a diet that included omega-3 and omega-6 in a ratio of about 1:1, this is contrary to today’s diet in the western hemisphere where the dietary needs are anywhere from 10-25/1. This means that many individuals in the western hemisphere are not getting the proper amount of omegas in their diet. These fatty acids are a regular part of the body as well as part of the cell membrane. Studies have been performed to study the effects on ample and insufficient amounts of omega 3 and 6 on primates. The results conclude that with an ample amount brain, retinal, and the reduction of premature infants births have increased. In diets with an insufficient amount of omega 3 and 6 there is an increase in hostility and violence. The balance between these fatty acids is intricate for the overall health of the human life cycle as well as the human population.


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