As the authors of the study explained, these memory-related tests are the building blocks of more-complex cognitive behaviors that are common in everyday life. Thus, this study shows that DHA is important for brains of all ages, not just the youngest and oldest among us.
How to Get Your Omega-3s
Omega-3s are considered “essential” because they are necessary for human life and the body cannot make them in adequate quantities. We must get them from outside sources, ideally from the food supply. DHA can only be found in oily fish like salmon, albacore tuna, lake trout and catfish, as well as in nuts, dairy products and olive oil, or in quality supplements. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week, and experts advise to aim for 1,100 and 2,000 milligrams a day of omega-3, of which DHA should account for ten percent.
Yet another benefit: The fatty acids in omega-3 can help improve/maintain your vision and keep your skin glowing and youthful!