Fat comes in two types; Omega-3 which is found in marine life and Omega-6 which is concentrated in vegetable oils. The first is good, the other is plain rotten. The best source of Omega-3 is preferably sea-fish. But frying it in Omega-6 rich vegetable oil kills all its goodness. Ageing brains have low levels of thiamin, which is concentrated in wheat germ and bran, nuts, meat and cereals.
More good brain-food comes from liver, milk and almonds, which are rich in riboflavin and extremely good for memory. Carotene, available in deep green leafy vegetables and fruits, is also good for geriatric brains. So is a high iron diet; it can make old brains gallop hyperactively like young ones. Iron comes from greens; liver shell-fish, red meat and soyabeans. Seas-food, very high in iron, is an excellent diet supplement.
The New England Journal of Medicine reported in its May, 1985 issue that 30 grams of fish a day could result in a dramatic drop in the chances of acquiring cardiovascular diseases. Sea fish, particularly shellfish, crabs, mackerel and sardines, are more effective than riverine fish because the latter is more vulnerable to chemical effluents
- Almonds are rich in riboflavin and are good for
(A) anaemia (B) leukaemia
(C) sleep walking (D) memory
- ‗Geriatrics‘ pertain to
(A) new born babies (B) adolescents
(C) old people (D) toddlers
- 30 grams of fish a day could result in
(A) an increased chance of acquiring heart disease.
(B) a drop in the chances of getting lung cancer.
(C) a drop in the chances of getting heart disease.
(D) an increased chance of acquiring lung disease.
- Cardiovascular relates to the
(A) heart and blood vessels. (B) heart and tendons.
(C) heart and muscles. (D) heart and cartilage.
- The best source of Omega-3 fat is found in
(A) sea fish
(B) all dairy products
(C) eggs only