Salvia hispanica L (Chia Seeds) as Brain Superfood: How Seeds Increase Intelligence

  title={Salvia hispanica L (Chia Seeds) as Brain Superfood: How Seeds Increase Intelligence},
  author={Peter Onneken},
  journal={Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences},
  • Peter Onneken
  • Published 2018
  • Biology
  • Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Hooper et al. have recently proven that verbal intelligence decreased less if omega-3 fatty acids were taken in [3]. Even though other studies could not spot a significant connection between omega-3 fatty acids and the reduction of Alzheimer’s specific symptoms [4], Mazza, Pomponi, Janiiri, et al. have found that omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in the activity of the nervous system, cognitive development, memory-related learning and the development of brain synapses. The review verifies… Expand
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