Friday, October 3, 2008

Something's Fishy

So it seems to be pretty common knowledge now that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is necessary for proper brain and eye development in fetuses and children. DHA is supplemented in everything these days...from formula, baby food, rice cereal, yogurt, infant snacks. You name it...powdered DHA is in it. What is slacking on DHA is surprisingly American breast milk! What??? Because western medicine (society) advises a fish-limiting diet during pregnancy due to high mercury levels...most women choose to avoid it all together.(and continue to remove fish due to habit after the pregnancy) Making American mothers lack 75% of DHA in their breast milk compared to the rest of the world. Whoa! Women can significantly increase DHA during pregnancy by taking fish oil supplement (if they are afraid of Mercury) eating foods rich in Flax or flax seed oil...and eating foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for DHA production in the body.

Eggs are also a great source of Omega 3's. Natures promise eggs (not shown in the picture) are also supplemented with Omega 3 by feeding the free range chicken flax seeds. Cold water fish such as Salmon and Tuna are very high in omega 3 (mackerel is not recommended because of the high levels of Mercury).

happy nakking!!!

1 comment:

Drea said...

I must of have a low level of omega fatty acids .. I never eat eggs.. I dont drink milk, I hate fish (will not eat it!), yea... Praise the Lord for some supplements... Im just really picky.... really picky!

Only eggs/dairy I get are in things like pancakes, cookies, meals involving those items.. I wont eat them separate...