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Can Omega 3 Help Make Your Child Smarter? (Video)

You have likely heard that fish is good for brain. Whether you believe this or not, you may be interested to know if there is any scientific basis to this claim. An investigation was done on the effects of omega-3 on children’s learning abilities, with interesting results. Watch video below.

Side note: This is a British setting so, Americans, by “chips” they actually mean “fries”.

Omega-3 fatty acids are not created equal, all the same. The most beneficial fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Most experts agree that DHA is the more important of the two. Plant sources of omega-3 such as provide flaxseed oil (aka linseed oil), walnuts and evening primrose, contain ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), which the body must convert into DHA and EPA. A lot of DHA and EPA acids are lost during conversion.

Eating fatty fish such as cod, salmon and tuna remains the best way to get omega-3 fatty acids. However, it is not the most practical as fresh wild fish is not always available and farm-raised fish is not something you want to consume on a regular basis. Taking a good quality fish oil pill is the next best thing, not to mention most practical.

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