Fats – or fatty acids – come in many forms: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fats, some of which are more beneficial than others. And when it comes to your little one’s nutrition, a healthy amount of the long-chain polyunsaturated variety is a must.
Proven to contribute to normal cognitive function, reduce the risk of allergies and prevent many auto-immune diseases, the two key fatty acid families – Omega-3 and Omega-6 – are considered essential for healthy development, from conception right through to adulthood.
But in spite of their many benefits, we’re incapable of producing these little miracle workers ourselves, which means we rely on a nutritionally complete diet to do the hard work for us – and our little ones, too.
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