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Want to boost your brain power?

by Greg Belfrage

It's a little humbling to be told by a doctor that you should be eating more brain food.

However, that's exactly what Dr. William Harris said this morning. Harris is a professor at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. He recommends eating fish at least once or twice per week.

It's long been known that eating fish promotes heart health. However, Harris says that new research shows fish is also brain healthy because it preserves parts of the brain hit hard by aging.

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If you don't like fish, Harris suggests taking Omega 3 fatty acid supplements.

Not all fish are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Some fish, such as cod, only have oil in their liver.

Harris recommends the following fish: salmon, rainbow trout, albacore tuna, sardines, mackerel and oysters.

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There's a test to determine your Omega 3 fatty acid levels. Dr. Harris tested me and Brownie and will get back to us with the results. We'll keep you posted!

Greg Belfrage @belfrageshow is heard 6am-9am on KELO 1320 AM and 107.9 FM. Greg can be contacted at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com