Latest News » Fish oil milk? This odd-sounding product may become a reality

Milk is already a nutritious beverage.

Getting the vitamins and minerals you need to promote nutrition for the mind and body can be a tricky task for many people, particularly if they don't often have the time to prepare balanced meals on a regular basis. While they're no substitute for a well-rounded diet, nutritional supplements can go a long way toward helping you reach your daily recommended doses. Even so, nutritionists are still looking for ways to seamlessly infuse more nutrients into daily life.

Omega-3 fatty acids have many substantial benefits, particularly for brain health. These compounds also support the immune system and have been linked to reduced rates of heart disease and even some forms of cancer. However, not everyone has regular access to (or a particular appetite for) fish, the primary source of these nutrients, so nutritionists and food manufacturers have been experimenting with ways to add omega-3s to other meals in some way or another.

The most recent fatty-acid-infused product on the pipeline may sound a bit off-putting at first, but could be an incredibly effective way to boost overall omega-3 intake. According to a press release from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a team of researchers from the school have developed dairy products enhanced with omega-3s.

Initially, the researchers were reportedly concerned that the fish oil would affect the taste and smell of ordinary milk, and potentially shorten its shelf-life. Because of this issue, the researchers conducted a sniff test to make sure that the scent of the new dairy product wasn't off-putting. Ultimately the 25 volunteers who took part in the study did not detect any noticeable difference in aroma, the source reports.

Based on these reports, the researchers expressed the hope that the dairy industry would consider boosting the nutritional value of their products. In the meantime, click here to read information about our omega-3 products.