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After the initial stress eating, pick some brain-healthy snacks, Ackrill suggested. Omega-3 choices such as salmon, walnuts and flaxseeds are known brain boosters. So are berries, such as blueberries. In fact, one review found the antioxidants in berries can boost communication between brain cells.

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Fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring are brimming with omega-3 fatty acids. These fats don't directly raise HDL, but they can help lower your triglycerides, a type of unhealthy fat in your blood.

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Q: What are omega-9 fatty acids? A: You have probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids and possibly even omega-6 fatty acids, but have you heard of omega-9 fatty acids? Their lack of mention in current day nutrition news does not reflect their importance in our bodies but rather the ease that our bodies have in...

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You know the omega-3 fatty acids in foods like salmon and flaxseed are good for you, but what about their less-talked-about cousin, omega-6s? We get this polyunsaturated fat from nuts, seeds and plant-based oils. But while omega-3s are anti-inflammatory, omega-6 fatty acids have a reputation for...

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