Thursday, 4 February 2016

Omega-3 A Vital Source Of Nutrient For Your Child

Omega3 - The Best Food For Your Child

This article reveals the importance of Omega-3 in the diet of a pregnant woman.  A lot has been written about Mercury being the cause of Autism in children so it is vital to ensure that women eat the right kind of food during pregnancy.

 

  • Omega-3 fat is critical for healthy development in utero, especially for eye and brain development. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is also important for proper development. Ideally, it should be less than 5:1
  • Animals fed a diet in which the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio matched the standard American diet (high in omega-6, low in omega-3) produced offspring whose brains were much smaller than those fed ideal amounts
  • In a second study, pregnant women who ate 600 grams (21 ounces, or about 4 servings) of fish per week during pregnancy had children whose IQ scores were 2.8 points higher than those who ate less fish

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