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18 May 2014

Omega-3: Sharpen your mind!

by Dominique Helberg

It was omega-3, that magical ingredient, that transformed us from the knuckle-dragging apes we were into the intelligent Homo sapiens we are today. Well, if you believe in the theory of evolution that is. Thousands of years ago in the cradle of man-kind, the enormous fresh water lakes of the great Rift Valley provided an important addition to our diet that was a turning point in history. Fish. This fuelled a sudden increase in relative brain size and a peak in intelligence. Read more