omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

Why Your Child Needs Omega Fatty Acids

Omega Fatty Acids are Called Essential for a Reason

We’ve all been hearing it for a while now (particularly in recent years with the increased research on the benefits of eating healthy): foods that contain a high amount of omega fatty acids can significantly improve your overall health.

While study and research is ongoing, scientists are also discovering several positive associations between essential fatty acids (Omegas 3 and 6) and brain development in children.

What children eat affect their focus and cognitive skills, and it’s worth it to consider foods or supplements that help to ensure your child is getting the nutrition required for all their growing and learning.

So what exactly are essential fatty acids?

Essential fatty acids are types of fat that are essential in the diet because they can’t be produced by the body. Essential fatty acids include omega-6 (linoleic acid) and omega-3 (linolenic acid). These fats help build cells, regulate the nervous system, strengthen the cardiovascular system, build immunity, and help the body absorb nutrients. They are also vital for healthy brain function because of their role in neurotransmitter function, which is crucial for growing children.

How essential omega fatty acids can improve brain development in kids:

Behaviour

ADHD

Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce symptoms of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), and researchers are also suggesting it can reduce or curb childhood aggression and other behavioral problems.

The study found here goes onto explain that omega-3 fatty acids, which are naturally found in salmon, tuna, avocado, and flax seeds, influences a child’s behavior on the short and long-term basis. A child who can avoid behavioral problems and can focus and reason with you, will have an advantage both on and off the playground.

Parents will also find it less stressful and it may allow more quality time to do fun activities without any issues.

Reading Ability

Aside from behavioural issues, studies are also suggesting there are positive effects of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in children who struggle with reading difficulties. This can be contributed to the positive effects of the brain and eye development and the transmission of signals.

Sending your child off to school or providing them with any sort of education, is a life essential. Reading and the ability to read well will help them get through the very important years of learning and greatly impact their entire adult life.

How Can NutraCleanse Help?

Although the human body can make most of the fats it needs from other fats or raw materials, omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fats that the body must acquire from food. Over the course of a few days, a good source of omega-3 can be found in one tablespoon of flaxseed.

NutraCleanse is made up of several healthy ingredients, including flaxseed. We feel our product is safe for children over the age of four years old. To inquire about children younger than four years, we recommend you discuss NutraCleanse with your family doctor.

As a handy resource, we’ve created several recipes that include the goodness of NutraCleanse, so you can sneak it in your child’s favourite food and your child won’t even know!

To learn more about the benefits of each ingredient, or to find a location where you can buy NutraCleanse, we encourage you to visit our website.


References

  1. http://www.babycenter.com/0_essential-fatty-acids-in-your-childs-diet_10324690.bc
  2. http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/features/brain-foods-kids#1
  3. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312943.php
  4. http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/vitamins-and-supplements/types-of-vitamins-and-nutrients/do-kids-need-omega-3-fats
2 replies

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. […] have mentioned this before (see here): the importance of a healthy diet rich in omega fatty acids and fibre is imperative for […]

  2. […] of digestible carbs per 30 gram serving (2 tablespoons). It’s also a source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, so is an excellent food product to help boost your […]

Comments are closed.