Salmon: For boosting brain health
Fatty fish like salmon
is far and away the best source of omega-3 fats
, which have been shown to improve cognitive function in infants and children. Omega-3s, specifically the type known as DHA, are a critical component of brain cell membranes. Getting your little ones to eat fish may be a struggle, but keep trying: Research shows it's never too late to reap the brain-boosting benefits of a diet high in omega-3s. Make salmon more kid-friendly by topping it with a sweet glaze like teriyaki, or mix flaked salmon into a pasta dish with a tasty lemon-and-garlic sauce.