ONE MORE REASON TO… NOSH ON SEAFOOD
Next time you’re tossing up between chicken or fish, go for the fish. According to the American Academy of Neurology, people who eat fish at least once a week (in addition to taking fish oil supplements) are 45 per cent less likely to develop multiple sclerosis, an immune disease that chips away at your nerves’ protective coating. Although the scientists aren’t entirely sure why people who consume more fish have a decreased risk of MS, they think the omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood may play an important role in nerve function. Previous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids may also improve heart function, prevent certain cancers and bolster brain health, so that’s all the more reason to dig in!