We read it in the news: omega-3 fatty acids are important for brain development. Children often do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil and flaxseed oil. Fish oil reduces inflammation in the body inflammation has been linked to a wide spectrum of disorders of ADHD in children and adults to heart disease and vascular disease. How can parents help to get fish oil in children’s food? Cards pour a tablespoon of fish oil for children directly (some kids will tolerate this but most will not!) You parents hide fish oil in children’s food. Here are some good techniques
. peanut butter.
Butter or margarine.
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Measure the amount of fish oil child needs every day. If you think your child will notice the taste easily sharing fish oil in two separate servings to feed all day and proceed to step two.
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Mix fish oil into 2 or 3 tbsp. peanut butter and 1 tbsp. honey. Spread on two slices of bread to make a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Serve your child. Make sure she eats the whole sandwich to get drunk fish oil serving.
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Blend fish oil in butter or margarine then spread on the child’s morning toast.
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Add fish oil to morning smoothie: 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup strawberries and 1/2 cup milk (cow soy or rice) with fish oil all mixed together is a tasty breakfast that also hides fish oil taste.
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Mix transform in 1/2 cup pasta sauce and pour the sauce over the pasta child portion of pasta for lunch or dinner. Make sure the pasta sauce is not too hot or the taste of fish oil will become stronger.
Tips and Warnings
Increasing fish oil in the diet slowly. Too much too soon can lead to stomach pain and cramps.
Never add fish oil in large quantities to a child’s diet. You can make your baby sick if you give more than 1 tbsp. per day.