Updated: Jul 13
School can be very demanding on young minds. Today's children are relying on their ability to focus more than any other generation before them. Technology and social media are rapidly changing the way children consume and retain information. In a traditional school environment - sitting behind a desk for long periods can take a toll.
Helping your child cope with the daily demands in school can be as simple as packing their lunchbox. One of the basic rules for a healthy mind starts with the nutrients we consume. And nothing has proven a more essential role than Omega-3 fats.
These are essential fatty acids that play a central role in your child's health. The three main types are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Foods that are rich in Omega-3 fats include fatty fish, such as tuna and sardines as well as a variety of nuts and seeds. Below are the top three reasons a child can thrive on a diet rich in Omega-3.
Improves memory function
Poor memory can cause many difficulties and lead to many frustrations. We can all be forgetful at times but when forgetfulness becomes a regular occurrence in your child's life, it can lead to academic and social problems. Working memory problems are often the most common types of learning issues. It is the ability to retain information for short periods and to do something with that information.
A natural way of improving your child's working memory is including fish and fish oil supplements in his/her diet. Fish and fish oil supplements are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. However, children can be picky eaters. That's where Sportron's Melotone Syrup and Melotone Junior Chewable Omega Capsules come in handy. Both contain all the health benefits of fish and fish oil, taste good, and are easy to consume.
May improve symptoms of ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is linked to symptoms like inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
Some research shows that a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can impact the overall behaviour of a child with ADHD symptoms. It can improve inattentiveness and hyperactivity-impulsivity by helping the child to think clearly. As mentioned, mental functions like attention capacity, focus, memory, and learning can all improve with the right amount of Omega-3 fatty acid.
Another practical way of helping your child cope better in school is by ensuring your child gets sufficient sleep. Irregular and interrupted sleeping patterns can cause foggy thinking, slow motor skills, unbalanced nutritional levels, and irritability. Omega-3 can improve your child's sleeping patterns by promoting deeper sleep and decreasing sleep interruptions.
An Omega-3 supplement like Melotone Junior Chewable Omega Capsules stimulates key sleep hormones like Melatonin. Melatonin helps prepare the body for sleep by sending signals to the child's brain that it's time to relax. At the same time also ensuring that the child gets better quality sleep by lowering the body's temperature and regulating other hormones that keep the child alert and awake.
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Please note that the recommended Omega-3 intake differs as per individual need. The foods and supplements listed above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.
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