Let's face it, every single day we learn something new about being a parent, right?
We learn what they like and dislike, and what they should be eating and what they should be avoiding.
The list seems endless... because it is.
But we're to help, and advise you about what your child should be getting in terms of vitamins and minerals.
Fish oil is a source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which are really important for a child's growth and development.
The term “essential” basically means that they can’t be made in sufficient amounts by our body so we have to get them from our diet as they are vital for the health of our little ones.
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What are the real benefits, I hear you ask?
Well, omega 3 from fish oil is particularly important for the health of mothers and children. When consumed by the mother, contributes to the normal brain and eye development of the foetus and breastfed infants.
The two most important types of Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oils are DHA and EPA, which are found in high concentrates in the brain, in fact fats make up 60% of our brain.
Omega 3 is also extremely important for normal vision and in helping to support normal brain function.
Omega 3 fats can help absorb important nutrients such as the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. These vitamins also provide health benefits as part of a varied diet.
DHA and EPA help with the normal function of the heart, which is extremely important for little kiddos.
Oily fish are incredibly rich in Omega 3 EPA and DHA. Oily fish include: Sardines, Herring, Anchovies, Salmon, Tuna, Mackerel, Trout.
However, if you have a kid who is a fussy eater or doesn’t like oily fish, you can always choose to give them a fish oil supplement.
If you decide to do this, make sure you give them one designed specifically for children.
Haliborange children’s Omega-3 supplements come in a delicious tasting orange syrup or in a chew to make them more fun for children to take (the key to success).
You can thank us later.