There are certain substances or nutrients that our body needs to function properly and in a healthy way, and that it cannot produce, so it is necessary to incorporate them from the external environment, for example through food.

An example of this type of nutrients that our body needs are essential fatty acids, which are not naturally secreted by our body, which is why it is essential to incorporate them into the diet.

These types of nutrients, essential for good health, help protect one of the most important organs of our body, the brain, and also help keep it in good condition. Essential fatty acids are a type of healthy fat that helps decrease inflammation and improves the health of the heart, another of our most important organs.

The most essential fatty acids are those belonging to the Omega 3 group, and you can find them in foods such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, herring, chia seeds, flaxseeds, soybeans and their derivatives, pumpkin seeds and nuts for example. All these foods consumed in adequate amounts act to benefit our cognitive health and prevent the appearance of degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s or memory loss.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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