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The Best Fish to Keep Your Brain Sharp.

Seafood of all kinds is good for your overall health and well-being, but it's especially good for your brain. According to the American Dietary Guidelines for 2020-2025, about 90% do not consume the required eight ounces of seafood per week. Seafood is a nutrient-dense food group that includes protein, good fats, B vitamins, and minerals such as zinc, iron, and iodine. The healthiest fish to take when it comes to fueling the brain and keeping it in top shape is wild salmon.

According to Nutrients, lipids make up more than half of the brain, notably omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Docosahexaenoic acid accounts for over 90% of the fat that makes up the brain's structure (DHA). DHA, as well as another key omega-3 fatty acid, Eicosapentaenoic acid, are abundant in salmon (EPA). Wild salmon has 1.22 grams of DHA and 0.35 grams of EPA per 3-ounce serving. If you're wondering how that compares to the daily recommended quantity of DHA and EPA, it's roughly 100 percent.

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