Good news for people looking to sleep better and boost their IQ—a new study published by the University of Pennsylvania says that regular fish consumption has been shown to improve cognition and help people fall asleep. They also found that children who consume fish at least weekly fall asleep better and have higher IQs by nearly five points. You can work more into your diet deliciously with these five fish recipes.
Fish are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids—a fat that carries numerous health benefits, such as these. “Neurons need omega-3 fatty acids for proper cell membrane structure and function,” explains Don Vaughn, MD, a neuroscientist at UCLA, of the importance of a fish-inclusive diet. “It then comes as no surprise that a dietary insufficiency of omega-3 fatty acids leads to cognitive deficits.”
Excerpted from Reader’s Digest