Getting the essentials

Getting the essentialsIMAGE: Unsplash/Jessica Rockowitz

Whatever stages you or your family are at, a healthy diet is an essential for living life to the max. Our bodies need sufficient nutrients to perform to their best, and omega-3 and 6 (known as essential fatty acids) are something we all need.  

Although essential, these fatty acids can’t be made by the body so they must be obtained through our diets. Oily fish such as mackerel, salmon and fresh tuna provide the most beneficial fatty acids - omega-3s. Commonly referred to as EPA and DHA, they're necessary for normal health and development. Without them, cells can’t function, renew, or maintain themselves properly. 

Omega-3s support brain, eye, and heart health throughout life and are also key for skin and joint health too. In recent years, scientists have also started to look at their potential to help in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. There are clearly huge health benefits but a reported 89% of Irish people are not consuming sufficient oily fish in their diet. 

Taking a daily fish oil supplement, naturally rich in omega-3, can support your heart, brain, joints and skin and is a simple way to safeguard your health, whatever your age. 

For busy mums

Being a mum means that life is always going to be hectic, so make sure you are feeding your body the healthy fats you need either by eating oily fish twice a week or supplementing with a high quality fish oil.

For smaller children

Children need omega-3 for every stage of their development. It boosts their brains, strengthens their immune systems, and lifts their mood. Without these important fats, it can become difficult for children to concentrate, learn new information, and balance their moods properly.

For growing teens

Teenagers require omega-3 and healthy omega-6 GLA to help boost brain power, regulate hormones and balance mood. Increasing your level of omega-3 can lead to improved memory and concentration, less anxiety, overall making it easier to study.

What to try: 

Eskimo-3 has been around for more than 20 years and is supported by over 120 scientific studies. The brand utilises sustainable sources with full traceability and quality control and offers a whole range of products that may help to boost health and wellbeing. 

Find the full range of Eskimo supplements in health stores, pharmacies and online.