Archive for August, 2009

What is Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)?

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

DHA has been receiving attention recently due to more and more research being done on its benefits. DHA is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body, especially in the brain and eyes. It is present naturally in specific fatty fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and tuna, as well as algal oil, organ meats and breast milk. DHA is important for proper brain and eye development, especially during pregnancy and infancy. DHA has also been linked to improved heart health in adults.

So as the summer winds down be sure to check out your local seafood selection and try a new type of fish! For those who choose not to eat fish, DHA-rich fish oil or algal oil supplements may be appropriate. Bon Appetite!