Essentials of Healthy Living for Kids

Did you know 60% of the brain is made up of healthy fats? Two fats essential for optimal brain activity are the omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Unfortunately, the majority of American kids are deficient in these healthy fats.

Essential fatty acids must be ingested because the body cannot produce them. The standard American diet is low in these important fats, which are contained in foods such as walnuts, salmon, avocados, and flaxseed . Supplementing with fish oil helps to promote healthy brain development and function (reading, spelling, and behavior) and supports vision.

There are about 3 pounds of bacteria (both good and bad) in the human body. You need many species of good bacteria called probiotics to keep your immune system and digestive system strong. Continue reading “Essentials of Healthy Living for Kids”

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