There are simple steps that each of us can take to improve our health, and it all starts with good nutrition. Even in your brain. Experts suggest brain health can be influenced throughout our lives through diet and a little help from your new best friend, DHA.
DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that helps to support brain health at all stages of life – from pregnant and nursing women to infants, children and adults. DHA is also makes up 97% of the omega-3s in your brain. Fish are often incorrectly thought to be the only source of DHA omega-3. In fact, fish are one source of DHA because of the DHA-rich microalgae in the food they eat.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend your life savings on sushi dinners to get enough DHA to help promote brain health, memory and a healthy mood. There’s a source of DHA found in hundreds of foods, beverages and supplements worldwide called life’sDHA. And vegans and vegetarians will be happy to learn that life’sDHA is a fish-free and sustainable source of DHA from algae.
Algal DHA-fortified foods and beverages include certain juices, milk, eggs, cooking oil and even chocolate! Algal DHA supplements, including the Algal-900 DHA line can be found at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart.
To help support brain health through other healthy foods, aim for a diet rich in colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables, washed with the skin on to take full advantage of the nutritional punch. You can also increase consumption of fatty fish like salmon and tuna.
Want to get started practicing positive brain health? Enter to win one of three life’sDHA prize packs, which will include the following:
- A copy of Eat Your Way to Sexy, signed by the author, Elizabeth Somer, RD
- One A Day VitaCraves Gummies with DHA
- Schiff MegaRed Plant Omega, which contains omega-3 fatty acids DHA & EPA
- Algal 900, which are clinically proven to improve memory (http://bit.ly/ziqS0b)
- Foods and beverages fortified with life’sDHA
- Minute Maid Blueberry Pomegranate Juice
- Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk
- Mission Tortillas
- CocoBrain Chocolate-Orange Truffles
- Francesco Rinaldi ToBe Healthy Pasta Sauce
- Crisco Puritan Oil
- Other goodies from life’sDHA
Entering to win is easy: You just need to be a fan of Blisstree on Facebook OR follow Blisstree on Twitter to enter. If you’re already a Facebook fan, follow this link to enter to win. If you’re not a fan, enter here, too. If you want to enter through Twitter, follow this link. You’ll have until 5 p.m. EDT on Sunday, March 25 to enter to win. You must be at least 18 and a resident of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec) to win. (Full terms and conditions here).
Plus, you’ll also get bonus giveaway entries by getting your friends to “Like” Blisstree on Facebook and enter this giveaway, too. Liking life’sDHA Facebook Page will give also give you extra entries. For Twitter, sending out a tweet with the offer and getting your friends to enter will also give you extra entries, too. If you “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter you’ll get an extra entry, too – yet another way to win one of these delicious and healthy packages.
To learn more about the simple steps to improve brain health, make sure to visit www.beautiful-minds.com. For a full list of DHA-fortified products, visit www.lifesdha.com. You can also find updated information on their Twitter feed and Youtube channel. And don’t forget to “Like” Blisstree on Facebook and follow Blisstree on Twitter for access to more giveaways and fun stuff like this in the future.