Fish oils are good for you. As a vegetarian, not a pescetarian, I have at times supplemented with fish oils for my joints and digestion. As a mother of a child with special needs, I have also given my son fish oils. The one thing that is especially hard for me to get past is the fish smell and taste.
In the past, we used [amazon_link id=”B002WTCLHC” target=”_blank” ]Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Liquid[/amazon_link]. The lemon flavor masked the fish flavor some, but I couldn’t tolerate it.
For you dear reader, I tried [amazon_link id=”B00AJDLGCO” target=”_blank” ]Karlene’s Sea-Licious Omega 3 Fish Oil[/amazon_link] cautiously.
SeaLicious is the best-tasting omega-3 fish oil with absolutely no fish-flavor. With SeaLicious, getting your daily value of omega-3 is easy and delicious! No rancid smell or strong aftertaste, just a light, smooth textured oil and innovative tangerine lime and raspberry lemonade flavours everyone in your family will love. Being healthy never tasted so good!
SeaLicious provides a revolutionary, breakthrough antioxidant system called ASTA GUARD. Astaxanthins have been touted as the antioxidant everyone should be taking, it’s the antioxidant you can see and is responsible for the red-rich color of wild-salmon meat and cooked shellfish.
Just 1 tsp per day of SeaLicious provides 1,500 mg of omega-3s. Give ½ tsp per day to your children, they will love it. In the words of my four year old son Luca, …”yummy Karlene’s oil.”
The tropical colada flavor truly does not taste like fish oil at all!
The taste reminded me of just plain coconut oil, as well as the texture. The after taste was of raspberry, although there is no raspberry flavoring in this flavor.
Omega-3s are important for children’s brain development, as well as maintaining mature brains.
Karlene has outlined 7 steps parents can take to help build smarter kids by incorporating Omega-3’s into their everyday lives.
7 Steps to a Smarter Kid:
Supplement each day with ½ tsp. of pure Omega-3 oils. Sea-Licious is one of the tastiest and most powerful options on the market.
After age 1, begin to incorporate nut butters such as almond and sunflower as a way to increase healthy omega-3s. Nut butters can be spread on brown rice cakes, pita bread or sprouted grain bread for a delicious breakfast or snack.
Incorporate ground flaxseeds, chia and pumpkin seeds into baked goods such as muffins, loafs and cookies. They can even be added to soups and stews for additional fiber, protein and of course healthy fat.
Greek yogurt—such a delicious, healthy snack! You can incorporate Sea-Licious right into the yogurt if your child doesn’t want to take their omega-3 oil on its own.
Smoothies—this is one of the easiest and delicious ways to pack a ton of nutrients into your child’s diet. As a base use organic milk or a dairy alternative such as rice, or almond milk. Load the smoothie up with spinach, berries, and add a banana for sweetness. You can also add the chia/flaxseeds as well as Sea-Licious right into the blender!
Serve fish such as halibut and salmon. There are many delicious ways to prepare it. Make it flavorful and your kids will love it!
Be your child’s role Model—they will do what you do! If you are taking your Omega-3’s, so will your children! If you eat healthy, so will your children!
Fish oils are a good supplement for children, and I am pleased to have found one that I can tolerate when I am feeling like a creaky vegetarian in need of a little oil. Let’s hope my son takes to it as well!
Low DHA levels and Omega-3s have been linked to “poor reading, memory and behavioral problems” in children. Reading is an area in which my son is catching up. We are already supplementing [amazon_link id=”B006U7C7T4″ target=”_blank” ]Vitamin D[/amazon_link] to help with cognition. A little fish oil can’t hurt.
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