Is EFA must for kids ? Yes it is ...

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) : They are called essential fatty acids because they cannot be made in the body from other substrates and must be supplied in food. These are :
• Linoleic Acid (Omega -6) and
• Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega - 3).

Most people get enough Omega- 6 without even trying. Examples are- Safflower oil,walnut oil, grass fed cow milk, olive oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, soybean, peanut oil and sesame oil to name a few.

Examples of food that have a good amount of Omega- 3 are oily fish, walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, canola oil and soy oil.

EFAs in fish oil are particularly good for a child’s developing brain.

Please Read following to understand it's important :
EFAs are primarily used to produce hormone-like substances that regulate a wide range of functions, including blood pressure, blood clotting, blood lipid levels, the immune response, and the inflammation response to injury infection. It reduces the incidence of allergies, help keep the immune system functioning in a non-allergic/non-inflammatory mode, reduces development of auto-immune diseases, reduces colic, improves learning, supports healthy nerve and brain development, and reduces anxiety and depression.


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