Thomas Ramey Watson

Eating fish instead of meat benefits the brain

And the people who ate fish

often — nearly every day — were about 20 percent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia

compared with the folks who never ate fish.

Researchers suspect that the inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids in fish produce the benefit.

(Concerned about mercury in your fish

? Here are the kinds of fish you should choose to reduce your intake of this environmental toxin.)

Something in the Water

So here’s what you should choose at each meal if you don’t care much about your brain: meat. In the study, the more meat people ate (think beef, chicken, and pork) the higher

their risk of dementia.

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