There’s some truth behind the old wives’ tale that ‘fish is good for the brain’. The long-chain omega-3 fat DHA, found naturally in oily fish contributes to keeping brain function normal. But several other nutrients – including iron, zinc and iodine, which are found in different types of fish – play a role in supporting normal cognitive function, in other words, a person’s ability to process thoughts, remember and understand things and learn new information. Plus pantothenic acid (a B vitamin found in anchovies, crab, lobster, salmon and rainbow trout) supports normal mental performance.
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