Making sure your children get enough omega-3 fatty acids could help improve their behavior, according to recent research. In a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that children with higher levels of an omega-3 known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were less likely to have behavioral problems.
Necessary for neurological development, DHA is thought to enhance brain function in children. Some research indicates that increasing children's intake of DHA may even help treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. In addition, DHA has been found to fight certain health problems common in children, such as asthma.
DHA is naturally found in oily fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, and herring. If your child's diet is lacking in fish, talk to a pediatrician about whether you should consider using a dietary supplement. Read the article: DHA For Children.