Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Studies show that kids aren’t getting enough Omega 3 in their diets. Life Science Nutritionals, the makers of IronKids Omega 3 Gummy Vitamins, would like to remind parents during this season of sweets and sweethearts of the importance of this essential nutrient for raising heart healthy kids.
According to a National Institute of Health workshop, young children are only consuming an average of 19 mg of DHA per day compared to the target of 150 mg per day. The likely culprit is the universal distain for fish that has kids skipping the recommended 2 servings a week.
“We know it’s tough for parents to get their kids to eat fish, one of the best Omega 3 sources, especially if those kids are picky eaters,” says Stuart Lowther, Founder and CEO of Life Science Nutritionals. Lowther knew he was onto something when he found a way to make Omega 3 palatable for kids. “That is the reason our Omega 3 gummies are our most popular product line.”
Omega 3 (also called fish oil supplements) is an essential nutrient, meaning the body cannot produce it on its own. It is beneficial in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, “Omega 3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of – or who have – cardiovascular disease.”
“Research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead to sudden death. Omega-3 fatty acids also decrease triglyceride levels, slow growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque, and lower blood pressure (slightly)."
The current childhood obesity epidemic means that many more children are at risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. These health concerns tend to follow them into adulthood. The Heart and Stroke Foundation estimates that up to 80% of coronary heart disease and stroke can be prevented through lifestyle, including eating healthy.
Life Science Nutritionals would like to remind parents to teach their kids these heart healthy habits:
Proper Nutrition – Starting at the grocery store, teach kids about how to choose nutritious foods for a balanced diet.
Limit Screen Time – Studies show that even active play games don’t give kids enough exercise and that too much screen time is the leading cause in childhood obesity.
Regular Exercise – Send them outside to get their 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise and fresh air they need on a daily basis.
Eat Heart Healthy Essentials – Include heart healthy Omega 3 in their diets. If two servings of fatty fish each week isn’t achievable, consider an Omega 3 for kids like IronKids Omega 3 gummy vitamins.
About IronKids Omega 3 Gummy Vitamins
IronKids award-winning Omega-3 gummies are Canada’s #1 Omega 3 vitamin for kids. Specially formulated with pure source DHA and EPA essential fatty acids, IronKids Omega 3 gummies are made with only natural flavors and colors.