Boost your brain power

It seems 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 is proven to contribute to the maintenance of normal brain function*. Meanwhile, it’s especially important for pregnant and breastfeeding mums to make sure they include a serving of oily fish in their diet each week as it’s proven that DHA in a mother’s diet plays a role in a baby’s brain development during pregnancy and breastfeeding**.

 

* EFSA Journal 2011; 9 (4): 2078. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2078

** EFSA Journal 2009. DHA and support of the cognitive development of the unborn child and breastfed infant - Scientific substantiation of a health claim related to DHA and support of the cognitive development of the unborn child and breastfed infant pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 [1] doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1007