breastfeeding_fishoilsAs you are probably aware by now, Omega 3’s are an essential fatty acid, which means humans are unable to synthesize this important nutrient.
EPA and DHA – the Omega 3 essential fatty acids in fish oil are crucial throughout life, but especially during pregnancy when a woman’s demand for DHA in particular increases substantially. It is recommended that a pregnant or lactating woman supplements between 250mg – 500mg of DHA daily.
DHA comprises approximately 40% of the fatty acid in brain tissue. That’s why its among the most important nutrients for pregnant and lactating women. The DHA consumed by expectant mums sets the foundation for her baby’s developing brain, eyes, and nervous system.
DHA also provides mood and nerve support for new mothers in the difficult weeks following her baby’s birth. Omega 3 fish oil is a safe, pure, and effective way to promote the health of both mums and babies.

ResultsThe research-backed benefits of fish oil include:
  •          Promotes the healthy development of the fetal brain, eyes, nervous system
  •          Promotes positive mood and well-being for mothers
  •          Supports healthy birth weight and gestational length
  •          Promotes attention and focus in infants and children
  •          Supports healthy immune system development
  •          Is natural and safe for long-term use
  •          Is Used to make breast milk

Opt for a Fish oil that is suspended in Natural Marine Triglycerides – like ‘The Healthy Mummyfish oil brand. Some other ‘cheaper’ brands are using Ethyl Esters (a class of lipids that are derived by reacting free fatty acids with ethanol or alcohol*) as the fat content and this is a new fat to our diet (effects unknown). Dosage is 2 capsules twice daily with food
For the vegan or vegetarian, it is harder for your body to convert plant based omega fatty acids to omega 3, but it is still better than nothing. Try Chia, Flaxseed or Udo’s Oils on a tablespoon, or alternatively in juice or on salads, yoghurt or smoothies – and as an added bonus The Healthy Mummy Smoothies have flaxseed added in

How do I get my children to take Omega 3’s?

There are many ways to get these super nutrients into your kids. Fish oil ‘chewies’ are readily available in pharmacies, supermarkets and health food stores. It’s also quite fine if your child does not want to swallow the casing that’s holds this vital liquid. Most have no artificial colours or flavours, a couple of good kids ones are Blackmores, Herbs of gold, Nordic Naturals liquid or chewies.
Just make sure you keep the liquids in the fridge so they don’t oxidize. It is recommended not to consume these oils 1 month after opening, so always try to buy the smaller size bottle, even if it costs more. That way you will maintain the freshness and purity, and it will be much less like much less likely to cause a fishy after taste.
There are also some ‘premium’ branded Omegas on the market such as Efalex or EyeQ. These oils are a blend of fish and evening primrose oil. There has been great research on both and are highly recommended for kids with learning disorders or behaviour problems.
Lastly, try to eat fish as part of you and your children’s regular diet 2-3 times weekly. Also include foods such as coconut oil, avocados, flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts and wholegrains and get your Omegas naturally through your diet.
Written by Elisha Danine – ADV. DIP. NUT. MEDICINE

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Every month on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, we run a BRAND NEW 28 Day Menu with a different theme so you NEVER get bored!
Next months theme is the FAMILY FRIENDLY MEALS plus some fantastic exercises to tone up your butt and thighs! – Perfect for getting the whole family involved in healthy eating and of course getting in shape for the summer months ahead.
If you are curious about the 28 Day Challenge recipes then we have a FREE 28 Day Challenge FAMILY FRIENDLY recipe and exercise pack for you to try HERE.  August family friendly challenge
Find a delicious range of healthy recipes, packed full of energy boosting ingredients and nutrients together with easy to achieve exercise.

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A few key things to note are:

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  • Meals are family friendly and are made in under 10-20 minutes

For a limited time, we are offering you a HUGE DISCOUNT on the lifetime membership discount on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – you can see this awesome offer here.

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Krystle Allan has lost over 20kg on the challenges flash back friday weight loss results - Krystle Allan

Krystle says “The other day I posted my current photo and think I got a little down on myself. Then someone asked about my before photos and wow!! Over 20kg and stacks of cm’s!  What a change! Yes I do have more goals I want to achieve with toning but look how far i have come! Not only that but my confidence has grown so much!

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