Monday, September 6, 2010

Children Make Smart Fish Consumption

One myth says, frequently eat so smart. No wonder so many parents become eager to present the processed fish in their baby's daily menu. But, is it true that a myth?

As quoted from the page of Shine, a number of fish containing omega 3 and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is beneficial for brain growth. This is very good nutrition for children, mainly aged under five.

"DHA is particularly useful in the first two years of life for brain development, cognition, and visual acuity," says pediatrician Scott W. Cohen, author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year.

Clinical Studies of Pediatrics, 2008, shows, children under five who have a habit of eating fish has increased vocabulary and a better understanding in communication. The most recommended are salmon.

As for adults, heart-protective role of fish meat. Nutrient content in fish can reduce blood cholesterol, improve the function of blood vessel walls, lowers blood pressure, and prevent blood clotting.

Cohen added, for those who are allergic or do not like fish, omega-3 content in it can be replaced with avocado, walnuts, and canola oil.

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