DHA seems to be the new thing - my doctor gave me prenatal samples with DHA in them, and then I saw them in milk at the grocery store.
WHAT IS DHA?
DHA is a fatty acid, naturally occuring in some fish and:
- For the developing fetus and infants, it is essential in brain functioning & nervous system development & visual abilities
- supports brain, heart and eye health
- starts accumulating in the 2nd trimester in baby's brain (Horizon site)
Pregnant women are now recommended to get 200mg DHA/ day.
It is said that it is hard for children to reach their daily value.
What do you think?
I had never heard of DHA until about 2 months ago, which means with Nick I did not take any supplements and since I do not eat fish, I probably did not have much of it, if any. Is it the new fad or trend or something just coming out that is important?
HORIZON DHA OMEGA 3
When I went on my coupon search a few weeks ago, there was a coupon for HORIZON DHA WHOLE MILK, and they had it at Whole Foods so I tried it for Nick's bottles.
I also tasted it myself, and it tastes no different than your standard organic whole milk. We were already buying their normal organic milk without DHA. I also came across it in SILK's soy milk, but I started taking in too much soy and stopped buying that.
Are you interested in trying Horizon's Chocolate Milk + DHA Omega 3? Leave a comment below telling me what you think about DHA - had you heard of it? What do you think?
Mike from Horizon sent me a free coupon to try it out, but I have been unable to find it locally, even at my Whole Foods.
I will mail one lucky winner(selected at random) a free coupon for the chocolate milk! I will pick and post on Friday Feb 19, my due date with Nick!
For more info on the milk and DHA, click here. Also check out Horizon products coupons here. You will have to register first.