Now, more than ever, parents, children and teens not only need to know the benefits of omega-3s, they need to be getting these essential nutrients early in life.
Fact #1: Omega-3s are essential for kid brainpower. Deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids are linked to decreased learning ability, ADHD, depression and dyslexia in kids. Conversely, good fats in children’s and teens’ diets help with concentration, focus, increased learning ability and overall brain performance. And because brain development begins in the uterus, higher concentrations of EPA and DHA (the molecules within omega-3s) are most important earlier in life.
As vitamin and mineral supplement gurus, we feel compelled to tell you that if there’s one thing with which you should supplement your diet, it’s calcium. What we don’t suggest, however, is that you run out and buy just any bottle or product that says “calcium” on the label. Here’s a quick primer on calcium carbonate and calcium citrate, and which may work best for you.
Do hot summer temperatures affect the risk of heart attack and stroke?
Hot days can pack a serious punch to the heart if you’re not prepared. Did you know that the hotter it gets, the harder your heart has to work to pump blood? Generating sweat through sweat glands (which is tough business and aided by the heart!) is designed to help cool you down. But if the heart can’t get blood pumped to the surface of the skin fast enough, this could lead to what’s known as heat stroke.