Hey, as baby boomers age, mental decline can occur. This is probably not the “uplifting” news you may have wanted to hear, but mental decline can be a fact of life. But there is more evidence, these days, that brain function can be improved by Omega 3’s — fatty acids found in many fish, including fresh tuna.

According to Carina Storrs , reporter for HealthDay,  a study shows that boomer aged and elderly adults may be able to slow their mental decline by eating foods rich in Omega 3’s.

According to the article, researchers discovered that people with the highest blood levels of Omega 3’s were more likely to do well on mental functioning tests.

Foods that are rich in these fatty acids include: Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Oysters, salmon, sardines, trout and fresh tuna.

Perhaps it’s time for baby boomers to schedule a fishing trip this summer. Or spend more time in the seafood section of their favorite grocery store.

For more information,  go to  Webmd.com to learn facts on Omega 3’s, including the basics, benefits and food sources.

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