Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Studies Show Increase in Child’s Omega 3 Intake Improves Attention, Focus and Behavior

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Omega 3's are fatty acids that are essential to cell makeup and are found in the bloodstream and heart. A study in England found a correlation between low levels of omega 3's in the bloodstream and increased struggles with learning and behavior in school. In a separate study, researchers added fish oil (omega 3's) to the diets of children struggling with learning difficulties and showed improved self-esteem, memory, perception, and reading and writing skills after six months. More studies have been done with similar results.

Boosting a child's intake of omega 3's can be difficult, but there are tips to help.

Companies have developed fish oil with more pleasant tastes like lemon or orange to disguise the fishy flavor, such as Barlean's Omega 3 fish oil.

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