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Study says most Children are Omega-3 Deficient

We have all heard the stories from a past generation where the “dreaded Cod Liver Oil” was given to children who grimaced through the experience. Strange enough those years gone by were a sneak peak at what is now being re-discovered… kids actually need the EPA and DHA found in fish oil. It helps their brains, concentrations and development. And it is very good for adults too!

A study from Canada, has now confirmed that North American children do not receive enough omega-3 in their diets. Indeed according to new research only 22 percent of young children, that is 1 in 5 kids are getting the “essential amount” of DHA and EPA.

Sadly it took cutting edge research reported in the Journal of Nutrition March 2009, reporting the “new old news”, to once again prove mom and dad where right again. We need more fish oil, just like we needed more veggies when we were kids. Wow, hard pill to swallow. Well not really, thanks to designer fish oil supplements that are now flavored and put into soft gels for those with highly cultured palates, we can all get our fish oil without the fishy taste. Unfortunately however, our oceans are polluted, so we can’t just eat any fish like years gone past, but thanks to a few high quality fish oil supplements that have been tested for heavy metals, PCBs, etc. you can get the benefits of helping control inflammation, support healthy cholesterol levels and overall pursuit of wellness, plus it is great for our brain.

Bottomline:

With our changing world, we can’t always trust the purity of what comes from the seas and oceans that our ancestors were able to so freely harvest.  Luckily we can now “supplement” our diets with natural products that have been tested for heavy metals, toxins and other life risking substances.

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