Fish gives you omega 3-fatty acids, an amino acid that helps reduce blood pressure. Your body can't make omega 3-fatty acids, so it's incredibly important that you incorporate this into your diet. Without omega 3-fatty acids, the brain wouldn't be able work properly, and your memory would be more faulty. Think of these fatty acids as the oil that makes your brain run smoothly. Salmon, sardines, and other types of fish rank high on the list of foods with the most omega 3-fatty acids, but you can also work the following into your diet:

1. Flax Seeds

2. Walnuts

3. Soy

Omega 3 deficiency is a huge problem. Infants who don't receive enough omega 3 in early development, as early as in the womb, are at higher risk of lower cognitive function.

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Updated on: October 23, 2015