DHA Rich Foods During Pregnancy!!

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Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is mainly found in animal products such as fish, eggs and meats.

Richest Dietary sources of DHA include:

  • Algae - Certain algae are natural sources of DHA. And while most people believe that fish produce their own DHA, in fact, it’s the algae they feed on that make them a rich source of DHA.
  • Fatty fish including anchovies, salmon, herring, mackerel, trout and pilchards
  • Organ meat such as liver
  • Fish oil

  • Small amounts found in poultry and egg yolks

There is a common misconception that foods like
walnuts, linseed oil, and flaxseed oil are dietary sources of DHA. However, these foods are actually sources of alpha-linolenic acid, ALA, a precursor of DHA.


Smaller, but still significant, amounts of DHA are in these foods:


  • Canned Tuna (which you can safely eat six ounces of each week)
  • Crab
  • Shrimp


** Fishes Names in Tamil - http://www.penmai.com/forums/miscellaneous-kitchen/21745-tamil-name-fishes.html#post112885
http://www.penmai.com/forums/miscellaneous-kitchen/182-fish-names-tamil.html

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Hi Karthiga, thank you very much for giving information about DHA rich foods.
 

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Here are some DHA rich vegetarian food,
1. Flax seeds
2. Walnuts
3. Pumpkin seeds
4. Legumes like Kidney beans, Soybeans

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