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BEN BIKMAN: FISH & SEAFOOD have balance of antioxidants, vitamins A, D, E, K to fuel brain

presents episode 297: Ben Bikman
with Judy Cho, Nutrition with Judy

Eat omega-3 fatty acids as nature intended…
-in natural, whole foods, like fish
-also rich in vitamin E & natural antioxidantsPolyunsaturated fats, omega-6 & omega-3…
-have 3 pathways available, we can:
~store in fat cells (lipid droplets)
~oxidize (burn) them for energy
~peroxidize them (problematic)

When oxidized, they burn at a very high rate
-most ketogenic

Polyunsaturated fats, omega-6 & omega-3…
-which pathway predominates?
-antioxidant presence may prevent peroxidation

Eat fish! Check the work of Dr Stephen Cunnane,
-author: Survival of the Fattest
-human development:
~humans are born obese
~big brains needing body fat to fuel its growth
~evolution: we were ocean-shore based
~foods rich in omega-3 to support brain growth
~rich in iodine to make thyroid hormone

Judy Cho: oysters…
-really balanced with zinc & copper
-fish have balance of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K
-beef & lamb have nowhere near the omega-3 as…
~salmon roe
~sardines, with bones intact

“Eating a variety of fish & meats is ideal”


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