Monday, July 10, 2006

Mood Food

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh say that by eating more omega-3 fats, you may be less impulsive, less depressed and easier to get along with. Measuring the blood levels of omega-3s of one hundred and six healthy adults and giving them psychological tests, they found that those with the highest levels scored forty nine to fifty eight percent better on the tests than those with the lower blood levels. Previous studies have linked omega-3s to lowering depression, but this study is the first to show the enhancing capabilities in healthy people. Researchers say that two servings a week of high omega-3 fish, such as salmon, sardines, herrings and mackerel will give you optimal benefits.


Anonymous said...

Actually I usually feel a bit sick to my stomach after having supplements of Omega-3's and/or 6's and really, any type of fat (But I notice eating the actual food itself is a VERY different story ... it could also simply be due to the necessity of eating these things with a balanced meal - as it is, people don't get enough natural carbs - and that's what's hurting us - too many artificially-packaged foods with carbs, and not enough foods with naturally-packed carbohydrates (both simple and complex)), and my ADHD is really bad ... I think there are actually two extremely polarized forms of ADHD ... best characterized by those of us for whom Straterra/Atomoxetine works like a dream, and those of us who feel like utter not-quite-dead-but-not-quite-alive zombies after taking it ... which implies VERY different chemical deficiencies in the brain!

Anonymous said...

I've been taking the omega-3 and fatty acid supplements, faithfully, but I haven't noticed any of the promised results. should i be feeling different or are results only visiable on paper. i.e. blood tests and brain scans?