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The One Food to Eat for a Sharper Brain, Says Dietitian

When you think of brain food , does wild sockeye salmon come to mind? If it doesn't, we encourage you to think again. As Vanessa Rissetto , MS, RD, CDN, and co-founder of Culina Health points out, adequate consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can help us retain information as we're learning it. Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, and sardines are all rich sources of two types of omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA. Aside from helping you retain information in the immediate term, omega-3 fatty acids may also help combat age-related mental decline . "Omega-3 fatty acids regulate the brain's functions and help fight off memory decline," says Rissetto. RELATED:   26 Best Omega-3 Foods to Fight Inflammation and Support Heart Health Mental health is another key element of brain health. In fact, studies have shown that not consuming enough of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish is linked to depression . "Not only can adding salmon to you