A new study suggests that fortified juice could offer an alternative to fish for boosting levels of healthy omega-3 fats in children.
According to a Reuters Health article, “Researchers found that orange juice fortified with the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) was able to raise blood levels of DHA in 31, 4- to 12-year-olds who drank the juice for six weeks.”
DHA is believed to play an important role in early brain and eye development. It is mostly found in fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel. However, children tend to shun fish.