Taking Fish Oil Goodness in Supplements

You have probably read many suggestions for eating fish, especially Sea fish, at least twice a week. Recommendations such as fish food that is rich in omega-3 which is very good for brain health to heart.

The human body can not produce omega-3 fatty acids, so we need to get it from food. Omega-3 is often found in various marine fish such as salmon, tuna, cod, and so on.

Unfortunately the fish consumption in Indonesia is low. In the 2007 report of Indonesia known protein consumption from the new fish around 14 percent, much lower than the 17.9 percent reached Cambodia, and Malaysia has reached 22 percent.

Given the importance of the nutrients in fish nutrition experts agree that fish oil supplements should be taken as an additional source of nutrients.

According Dr.Fiastuti Witjaksono, Sp.GK, there are three types of fatty acids in fish oil, the unsaturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

The fatty acids in fish oil will help the intelligence of children, promote the development of the sense of sight, as well as the immune system of infants and toddlers.

In adults, fish oil also play a very large part in reducing the inflammation so that we avoid heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, to dementia in the elderly.

Although derived from fish, but according Fiastuti fish oil supplements is safe for those with fish allergy. "For those who are allergic should choose fish oil is sourced from fish oil stores in the liver (fish liver oil)," he said in a media event held by the Champs education Emulsion in Jakarta some time ago ..

In addition to the content of omega-3 fatty acids, you should select a product that also contains vitamin supplements.

Yet according to Fiastuti parents should be wise before giving supplements to children. "It should be noted first that her son is malnourished or not. If nutrients are met from food so do not need supplements," says nutrition expert from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia.

To determine whether the child's nutritional needs are met can be observed from the diet of children. Is he considered a difficult child to eat or not, look at his weight, and growth. When not sure, can consult the pediatrician.

Fiastuti warned of the dangers of excess vitamin. "Some types of vitamins that excess would disrupt liver function and cause the oxidation process so excessive," he said.