Rich in omega-3 which is vital for brain development and health, oily fish has so many benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential components of the building blocks needed for cell development. Certain types of omega-3 fats are the most abundant fat found in the brain and some studies have shown they may help manage behavioural problems due to their role in neurotransmitter function. Other studies have linked poorer reading ability with low levels of omega-3 and supplementation was linked to improved memory function.
Salmon, mackerel, fresh tuna, trout, sardines and herring are great sources of omega-3 oils and should be eaten once a week. Try substituting one of your children’s meat dishes to include one of these healthy fish choices with these family-friendly recipes.
- Fish cake fingers – using mackerel and salmon
- Feel-good fishcakes – using sardines
- Tangy tuna burgers – using fresh tuna steak
- Fish pie bites – using salmon fillet
- Superhealthy salmon burgers