Omega-3s and Kids
As our kids begin a new year of school and we begin to plan out meals, remember that their development is aided not just by good education, but also from good nutrients! As a young child develops, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, is crucial for supporting connections among neurons in their brain. As these connections are built, stronger cognitive function is developed. Since we don’t naturally produce omega-3 fatty acid, it’s of the utmost importance that we receive it from our diets.
Items such as Salmon, Cod, and Halibut are fantastically packed to the gills with these critical omega-3s. So while it’s important that we eat seafood twice a week to get our heart healthy omegas, it’s even more important for our kids. Not sure where to start? Here are some great and simple recipe ideas:
-Butter Ghee Salmon
-Beer Battered Fish and Chips
-Honey Cedar Planked Salmon