Ensure essential fats - Food for the Brain

Ensure essential fats

Ensure essential fats

Why is a fat head a smart head?

60% of a dried brain weight is fat, it is no wonder deficiencies in specific kinds of fats can have huge repercussions on intelligence and behaviour.

If your child is having 3 portions of oily fish and a daily portion of seeds they should be getting a good level to help their brains develop and boost IQ.

How do I give my child all the essential fats they need?

Eat plenty of seeds and nuts

You can grind and sprinkle them on cereal, soups and salads.

Sources of essential fats:

MackerelFlaxseedsSunflower seeds
HerringPumpkin seedsSesame seeds
SardinesChia seedsWalnuts
Anchovies Omega 3 rich eggs
Tuna steak  
Salmon  

Eat cold-water carnivorous fish 2 or 3 times a week

This includes sardines, mackerel, herring, kipper or wild/organic salmon.

Choose fish oil and starflower or evening primrose oil to supplement fats

Avoid deep fried, browned and processed foods