A new study from the European Journal of Epidemiology has found that eating nuts during early pregnancy can boost a child’s cognitive ability. According to the study done by researchers in Spain, children born to mothers who consumed 2 to 3 ounces of nuts per week during the 1st trimester of pregnancy typically scored higherContinue reading “Pregnant? Boost your child’s I.Q. and health by eating nuts 3 times a week”
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Optimal pregnancy: steps to a healthy, full-term baby
Ever wonder why some women sail smoothly through pregnancy? Want to carry a healthy baby to full term and reduce the risk for pregnancy-related complications? It turns out that what you do during pregnancy has a huge impact on your pregnancy journey and your baby’s health. Nutrition and other lifestyle factors during the early periods in theContinue reading “Optimal pregnancy: steps to a healthy, full-term baby”
Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy: what’s best?
Eating fish during pregnancy is a controversial topic. We all know fish are very nutritious and packed with B vitamins, lean protein, and omega-3 fats which are beneficial for the baby’s brain and cognitive development, visual development, prevention of hypertension during pregnancy as well as prevention of postpartum depression. But unfortunately, fish can also haveContinue reading “Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy: what’s best?”
Omega-3 and your baby’s eye health
You may have heard that consuming omega-3s, particularly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), during pregnancy is essential for proper fetal brain/ cognitive development, mental health as well as lowering the risk of postpartum depression. What you may not know is that DHA is also important for visual development. Researchers in Quebec, Canada, studied the effects of maternal omega-3 intake and concludedContinue reading “Omega-3 and your baby’s eye health”