Did you know that Omega 3 isn’t just crucial for nourishing kids’ brains, nervous system and supporting their immune system, but reduces their behavioural problems? We talk about this further.
With statistics of 1 in 4 people not eating any fish at all, it is important to take these essential fatty acids in another form especially for kids and to aid their development.
Here are some of the natural sources of Omega 3: Fish (especially fatty fish), cod liver oil, tofu, walnuts, flax seeds, canola oil, soybean oil, soybeans, algae.
Reduced Behavioral Problems
Omega-3 fatty acids are vital components of nerve cells. They also aid and promote nerve connectivity. Because these essential fatty acids affect the nervous system with nourishing nerves and helping stabilise the moods, they are considered to offer huge behavioural benefits to kids. Especially while their growing minds go through busy learning and experience new emotions.
As per the American Psychiatric Association, lack of fatty acids can lead to improper brain development, which in turn can promote developmental disorders. Even adults with various mental health conditions are recommended to take omega-3 fatty acids.
It has been recognised that fish oil supports brain and eye tissue development. It is also widely known that omega 3 fatty acids are important for pregnant women, babies and kids. We now also know that fish oil delivers significant benefits to children beyond 2 years old as well, as omega-3 accumulation doesn’t stop in the brain at the age of 2 but in fact, continues up to 18 years old.
To support your kids’ development especially during their earlier years with busy school life and activities give them fish oil supplements. Childlife Essentials NZ offer Cod Liver Oil and Pure DHA which can purchased in shops or online. ChildLife also has a Prenatal DHA during pregnancy.