Seafood Diet Gives You a Bigger Brain

Recent research highlights that evidence of a diet containing aquatic animals has been responsible for the development of our big human brains.
Aquatic foods are crucial sources of the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and docosahexaenoic acid which are crucial for the healthy growth of the brain.
Such foods in our ancestors diets suggest that they could have enabled the development of a bigger brain.
The discovery of a varied animal diet is key as early human brain size grew considerably after two million years ago.
Growth of a sizeable brain necessitates a huge investment in nutrients and calories and places significant pressure on mother and child infant.
For a long time anthropologists have considered meat in one’s diet to be the key to the evolution of a bigger brain.
However, hitherto, there has been no evidence to suggest that our human ancestors had incorporated animal foods into their diets, from rivers and lakes, high in nutrients good for the brain.

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