Fish oil comes from oily fish tissue, and contain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
“Fish oil is one of a healthy diet and can provide protection which is better than waiting until it gets risky,” said Dr Lotte Lauritzen from Copenhagen University in Denmark, as quoted from Reuters.
Fish oil has several benefits for children, namely:
1. Lowers blood pressure in children who are overweight.
A new study shows that fish oil supplements can help lower blood pressure in children that are overweight. This of course can avoid the small risk of hypertension and other health risks.
2. Increase the child’s brain development.
Omega 3 and DHA contained in fish oils are essential nutrients for the brain so that children can develop optimally. This whole process actually starts since a baby is still inside the womb. Some studies show fish oil can help improve overall cognitive performance, helps concentration, attention and memory.
3. Help reduce inflammatory conditions.
Inflammatory conditions is one cause of health problems including asthma, eczema and heart problems. This sometimes is not noticed by people because there are almost no symptoms. With the presence of omega 3 fatty acid intake from supplements can make the inflammation less threatening for the child’s health.
4. Preventing behavior disorder problems in children.
Various studies have shown the consumption of fish oil supplements are an easy way to help prevent behavior problems in children in the future. Because it is suspected that a child who has behavior problems such as anxiety, bipolar disorder or hyperactivity caused by lack of omega-3 fatty acid intake.