Fish have been heralded as brain food but are so contaminated it’s not safe to eat very often and essential fats are one of the 4 key pieces all cells need. Our kids need this too!
Let’s just look at the DHA piece, for example. It’s the most common Omega 3 fatty acid in the brain and retina. It makes up 40% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain and 60% of the PUFAs in the retina. Also 50% of the weight of a nerve’s cell membrane is DHA.
DHA deficiency is tied to poor memory, lesser learning skills, cognitive decline, nervous system issues and depression (something we are seeing more of with kids.)
The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids recommends a minimum of 100 mg. DHA for children.
The good news is there’s no need to fret about artificial anything, or toxins that is common on the market. You can give your kids the gift of better eye, brain and emotional health to live up to their potential. Get in touch and we’ll show you how!