Research showed that not only heavy drinkers but also binge drinkers have reduced levels of omega 3, of essential fatty acids important for concentration and memory as well as the heart.

Those who drink tend to eat foods with lower amounts of the important nutrients and should certainly consume more omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). Good sources of omega 3 are oily fish such as mackerel, flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, cabbage, cauliflower, etc

Omega-3 is being broken down into the fatty acids. Fatty acids form the structure of brain cell membranes and carry electrical signals between brain cells. Omega 3 has been found to have many health benefits that include improving immune system functioning and reducing risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

After questioning over 4,000 adults on their alcohol intake and consumption of essential fatty acids, the American researchers found that those who drank the most, especially men, had lower levels of the fatty acids in their bodies.