I've been looking at the studies which analyse the links between diet and behavioural challenges/negative symptoms in children. From how food affects mood/sleep/concentration to what the links are for common childhood conditions.
One of these is ADHD as it’s one of the most prevalent behavioural disorders in school-aged children. Often children who have ADHD or are hyperactive find it hard to sit still, to concentrate and can be disruptive in social settings.
The great news is that Omega 3’s have been shown to have a calming effect on many children with ADHD. And the positives of additional Omega 3’s are there for all children.
So how do we get Omega 3’s into our children’s diets? The best sources are fatty fish like salmon, sardines and fresh tuna. Not top of all kid’s menus! But, other foods high in Omega 3's are ground flaxseeds/linseeds, walnuts, chia or hemp seeds, egg yolks and you can even get some from cheddar cheese.
I love designing ways to get additional nutrients into children’s diets and of course specialise in ones that rock with those who struggle to eat.
In another blog we can look at what impedes Omega 3 absorption and how to avoid those foods.
And then which other nutrients support Omega 3 utilisation within the body.
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.