Seafood is rich in omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA which along vitamin D help regulate the production, release, and function of serotonin. Social isolation affects the activation of our serotonergic pathways—but omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have an important role in the actions of these pathways and are thus, critical nutrients for everyone but especially people who are dealing with loneliness.
A study in The Journal Bipolar Disorders suggests that individuals with bipolar disorder who adjust their intake of specific fatty acids may experience less variability in their moods.
People who regularly eat fish are 20 percent less likely than their peers to have depression. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association has endorsed the fatty acids in fish as an effective part of depression treatment.
People who eat fish frequently have 14% larger brain hippocampus – the big memory and learning center
A study found that older adults who had the highest blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish lived, on average, 2.2 years longer than those with lower levels.
Fish literally saves lives. Eating seafood two to three times per week reduces the risk of death from any health-related cause by 17 percent.
Seafood can play a central role in aging with good health. Research shows people who regularly consume fish live an average of 2.2 years longer than those who don’t eat fish.