It’s nearly impossible to flip through a parenting magazine without seeing handfuls of ads about products that contain DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that occurs naturally in breast milk and is believed to support healthy brain development. DHA is used to fortify formula, infant cereals, yogurts and other forms of nutrition; it’s also available as a supplement for moms and babies. And, DHA is widely used for toddlers and older children whose brains, of course, are still growing and developing every day.
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Omegas are essential fatty acids, which makes them, well, essential to your healthy body arsenal. What’s the best source? Watch this fitness video from Nicole Wilkins to find out which EFA the best of the best use for muscle, joint and metabolism support.
On April 2, the non-profit organization, Autism Speaks, celebrated the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day with a series of high-profile awareness events. Autism Speaks defines autism and autism spectrum disorders as general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development.
Research suggests that children with autism may be deficient in certain nutrients, including essential fatty acids, fiber and protein. My recipe for Salmon Pasta Salad with Creamy Walnut Sauce provides all three, and is a healthy, nutritious meal for anyone. It’s great hot off the stove for dinner, or pack it in a MEDport Fit and Fresh™ Lunch Set with Removable Ice Pack for lunch on the go.
Salmon Pasta Salad with Creamy Walnut Sauce
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