Many of our members say they’ve noticed they eat more seafood since becoming Skipper Otto’s members and we applaud you for making healthy choices for you and the friends and family you feed. It’s not just an old wives tale — eating fish at least once a week actually does thicken your brain and decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia!
Dr Cyrys Raji, lead researcher in a study in the 2014 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published research findings that found that people who ate fish regularly had bigger brains and, thus, decreased risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“If you eat fish just once a week, your hippocampus—the big memory and learning center—is 14 percent larger than in people who don’t eat fish that frequently. 14 percent. That has implications for reducing Alzheimer’s risk,” Raji said. “If you have a stronger hippocampus, your risk of Alzheimer’s is going to go down.”
“In the orbital frontal cortex, which controls executive function, it’s a solid 4 percent,” Raji said. “I don’t know of any drug or supplement that’s been shown to do that.” (The Atlantic, This is Your Brain on Fish.)
Interestingly, the study also points out that consuming Omega 3’s in supplement form did not have the same effect. And that the effects were not present when fish was fried — only baked, steamed, boiled, or raw.
So, are you eating enough fish? If you haven’t already done so, make a commitment to serve your family fish at least once a week! And we’re here to help you do that. Watch our blog for some upcoming great new recipe videos and, the next time you have an ordering opportunity in your area, stock up on enough fish to ensure that it’s easy for you to stick to your healthy eating goals right through until the next time you place an order!