Fish oils/essential fatty acids
• Adequate intake of essential fatty acids are particularly important in the early years when the brain is still developing, as this can significantly affect your child’s IQ later in life. Essential fatty acids are one of the most vital things you can feed your child, as they are essential for brain and emotional health and mood stability, skin, and eye health. Modern diets tend to be high in Omega 6, and low in Omega 3 which has consequences for our health. Supplementing with Omega 3 is recommended as it helps to bring the ratio between omega 3 and omega 6 back into balance again.
• Flaxseed oil is a great option for those who prefer a vegetarian source of omega 3, otherwise fish oil can provide your child with a daily dose of fatty acids.