Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for good health, playing an important role in maintaining heart health, combating the effects of arthritis and developing healthy brains in unborn children, among many other benefits.
Conventional milk usually doesn´t have this benefical nutrient, or provides it in a very tiny amount. But don´t freack out yet, you milk lover, there are some alternatives that allow us to incorporate the omega 3 fatty acids into our diets while while we drink the glorious white nectar. Here comes a list of them:

Organic (or Real) milk

I´ve already spoken about the difference between real and commercial milk, so, now I´ll only focus on the fact that it contains a lot more omega 3 faaty acids. In fact, research published by the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER) at Aberystwyth, Wales, has found that organic milk contains two-thirds more Omega 3 essential fatty acids than conventional milk.
The research, led by Dr Richard Dewhurst found that samples of milk from organic cows contained at least 64% more Omega 3 than conventional milk. Previous research had shown that milk from cows fed clover can contain up to 240% more Omega-3 fatty acids than milk from cows fed grass and concentrates. Organic dairy farmers feed much higher levels of clover because they use it as an alternative to using synthetic chemical fertilisers to ensure lush pastures.
Drinking just half a pint a day of organic milk as part of a healthy balanced diet gives a useful additional source of this Omega 3 fatty acid, as it provides approximately 10% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of essential n-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid. Eating a matchbox sized piece of organic cheese will give you up to 88% of your RDI of this Omega 3 fatty acid.

Milk from cows fed with omega 3

It is produced by cows which are given a special fish oil blend along with their normal feed. Some people may say that this is not organic milk because it comes from cows that had a strange diet. This fish oil boosts even more the omega 3 content of organic milk, a 250 ml serving contains 10 times more of the omega-3 acids known as DHA and EPA than regular milk, and to it´s favour we can say that it has no additives.

Milk fortified with omega 3

While there are an increasing number of omega 3 fortified foods on the market, milk remains one of the most widely consumed components of the daily diet. It made sense when someone decided to add these fatty acid to it. It consists in the incorporation of a fish oil omega-3 fatty acid rich emulsion to the milk, before the ultrapasteurization process. Thus, it get´s rid o the fissh taste from the oil, and has the same flavour as comercial milk. A 250 ml serving offers at least 15 % of the recommended daily intake.

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