We all want our children to have robust and healthy brains.
Sometimes - which may be a good thing for a selective eater - is that it's not just about what you do eat but what you don't.
Omega 3 and 6 fats are really important parts of our diet as they are (among many other things) involved in brain growth and development.
Adding Omega 3 and 6 fats to diets has also been shown to reduce anxiety, attention deficit and behavioral problems.
However, artificial trans fats from fried or processed foods and using hydrogenated oils can prevent the Omega 3/6 fats from being converted into active brain fats.
This, in effect creates an indirect shortage in the body.
Many selective eaters love processed foods but avoiding the ones that use hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils is a good idea. This means no margarine (despite health claims) and any baked good with a long shelf-life that contains an oil (as it's likely to use hydrogenated fat). Deep fried food, especially in reheated oil is also likely to contain damaged fats.
Sometimes tiny changes that we make can be really important ones.
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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.