Friendly Fats

Friendly Fats

Our brains are made up of around 50% fat, and the ‘good’ fats help to maintain brain structure and function. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are essential for a whole range of biological processes, including vitamin absorption. You’ll find these friendly fats in foods such as avocados, nuts and seeds and olive oil. If you’re concerned about the high calorie content of such foods, try to monitor your portion sizes. 

A tablespoon of olive oil is considered enough for one person.

Including two portions of oily fish in your diet per week is also a great way to ensure you’re feeding your brain enough of those juicy omega-3’s, with some research suggesting the potential mood-boosting power of this particular fatty acid. Think salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout…


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