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NOV

Milking Omega-3s

Filed Under: Health Foods at 1:31 pm | By: Susan Coyle, Senior Editor
Glass of Milk

Omega-3 fatty acids aren’t just for you; your kids need them, too. A daily dose of these “good fats” will promote brain, nervous system and retina development.  But, how do you get them to take it? You’d rather not start WWIII by placing another vitamin next to their cereal bowls, and it would be easier to get a vegetarian to eat a burger than to convince Junior that he wants a bite of salmon. So, you buy products fortified with fatty acids, but even there you have to be careful. There are different types of omega-3s.  Most foods are injected with ALA; you want DHA or EPA. And, you want enough of either so that it makes a difference. Breyer’s ice cream, despite the self-loving label, has such miniscule amounts that you could obtain more DHA simply by staring at a fish. Don’t waste your dollar. Instead, look for legitimately good products, such as Horizon Organic Milk.

Horizon Organic is the first manufacturer to create all-natural, DHA-fortified milk. Beginning last June, the company’s whole, 2% and 1% milk carried 32 milligrams of DHA in an 8-ounce glass.  That means that after just one drink, your child is 1/3 of the way to the recommended 100 mg of daily DHA . And you don’t have to worry about the milk tasting “funky.” The fatty acid is taken from a 100-percent vegetarian, all-natural and sustainable source that alters nothing of the already delicious beverage. So, rest assured that when pouring this liquid, you’re pouring nothing but goodness.

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