Nutrient Intake Calculator - Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

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Nutrient Intake Calculator - Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

 

This nutrient intake calculator will help to estimate nutritional intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and whether your regular daily diet can meet dietary reference intakes (DRIs) by experts, when available.

Functions and benefits of DHA

  • DHA can impact neural functions through neurotransmission, neurogenesis, myelination and more, while consumption has been associated to many positive effects including those on cognition1,2.
  • Increased DHA consumption during pregnancy was also shown to be linked to pregnancy outcomes and certain cognitive aspects of the offspring2-4.
  • Although the human body can naturally make DHA from alpha‐linolenic acid (ALA) in food sources, it is very limited and therefore DHA is considered as a conditionally essential nutrient, critical to be included in the daily diet across different life stages2,5.
     

Dietary intake of DHA

Examples of key food sources rich in DHA have been listed below6. Please input the approximate number of portions consumed for each item in a week,  and a daily average intake will be calculated at the end to compare against DRIs. 

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Seafood
Salmon
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 1238 mg
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Tuna
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 970 mg
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Salmon, raw
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 948 mg
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Tuna, raw
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 757 mg
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Bass (鱸魚)
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 638 mg
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Mackerel fish (鯖魚)
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 594 mg
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Canned tuna, in water, drained
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 535 mg
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Canned sardines, in oil with bones, drained
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 432 mg
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Mussels
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 430 mg
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Halibut (比目魚)
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 428 mg
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Squid
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 323 mg
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Snapper (鯛魚)
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 232 mg
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Oyster
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 230 mg
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Oyster, raw
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 173 mg
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Octopus
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 138 mg
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Cod fish (鱈魚)
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 131 mg
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Clams
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 124 mg
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Crab
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 123 mg
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Shrimp
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 120 mg
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Lobster
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 118 mg
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Fish soup
(1 cup / 233 g), Approximate DHA level = 114 mg
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Scallop
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 88 mg
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Meat
Chicken meat
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz), Approximate DHA level = 77 mg
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Egg
Egg, must include yolk
(One whole (large) / 50 g / 1.8 oz), Approximate DHA level = 20 mg
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