A new UCLA study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning - and how Omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. Previous studies have shown Omega-3 helps heart health and may aid in recovery from concussion.
Eating foods rich in Omega 3's (DHA or fish oil), such as tunafish or
salmon, twice a week, is good because they heart-healthy and may
protect the brain against concussion, says sports nutritionist Nancy
Omega-3 fatty acids may help memory recovery after concussion suggests a 2011 study in rats. Given their other health benefits, it is "hard to see the harm" of consuming a fish oil supplement after head injury, says Dr. William P. Meehan, III.