brain-951845_1920Seafood has long been claimed to be good for your brain and overall health, but these claims have been made largely on anecdotal evidence. Now we can present you with conclusions derived from a group of scientists that back up the things seafood lovers have known to be true for decades. After reading this, the only natural reaction is to head over to Lombardi’s, your local source for fantastic seafood in Orlando.

  • Goal of the Study: The researchers of this particular study wanted to determine if fish consumption had any effect on the structural integrity of the brain in normal elders. They went about this by analyzing questionnaire responses and MRIs from 260 cognitively-normal adults provided by the National Cancer Institute in 1990. The data was analyzed in 2012 with the use of several regression analyses which took into account several covariates, or other factors, including age, gender, education, exercise, among others.
  • What They Found: The patients who consumed baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis saw positive associations with gray matter volumes in several areas of the brain, including the hippocampus, precuneus, posterior cingulate, and orbital front cortex.
  • Conclusion: Those who regularly included fish in their diets had larger amounts of gray matter, which suggests that fish play a significant influence on their brains.

What does this mean for you? That you should start including fish and seafood in Orlando as part of your diet, along with other healthy lifestyle choices, in order to improve your chances of better brain health later on in life. As always, remember that Lombardi’s Seafood Market is the place to go for the best seafood around. We’re on West Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park for your convenience, so come check out what we have available today.