Hyperactive? Anxious? You May be Low in Omega-3…
Teenagers may be particularly susceptible to anxiety and hyperactivity if their diets are low in Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
A study published in Biological Psychiatry found that this condition can actually worsen over generations, too. Researchers found that a low Omega-3 diet can affect adolescent behaviour, not only because their diet is deficient, but because their parents’ diet was too.
Study author Bita Moghaddam commented, “It’s remarkable that a relatively common dietary change can have generational effects. It indicates that our diet does not merely affect us in the short-term but also can affect our offspring.”