Oxford University studies Omega 3’s and how they affect a child’s ability to learn.

In a recently released study, researchers at Oxford University tested Omega three levels in the children’s blood and then were able to equate that with how fast they were able to learn new lessons.

An Oxford University study has shown that a representative sample of UK schoolchildren aged seven to nine years had low levels of key Omega-3 fatty acids in their blood. Furthermore, the study found that children’s blood levels of the long-chain Omega-3 DHA (the form found in most abundance in the brain) ‘significantly predicted’ how well they were able to concentrate and learn.”

Higher levels of Omega-3 in the blood, and DHA in particular, were associated with better reading and memory, as well as with fewer behaviour problems as rated by parents and teachers.”

Omega 3’s come from the green leafy parts of plants. Most people think of fish and fish oil when they are wanting to add Omega 3’s to their diet. Cattle that have never had any grain actually have a higher ratio of Omega s’3 than wild fish. Read more…

Wild caught fish are a very healthy addition to almost any diet!
(Farm raised fish have all of the same Omega 6 problems grain fed beef have).