Eating Fish While Pregnant is Good for Baby's Brain Development

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... infants of mothers who consumed more fish during pregnancy achieved higher scores in verbal intelligence and fine motor skill testing, as well as having a higher pro-social behavior ...

Fish oil is the primary source of Omega-3 fatty acids and contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the main component of brain cell membranes ... "it contributes to the normal development of the brain and eye of the fetus and breastfed infants" ...

Eating fish is good, but it's also important to eat the right type of fish, as some fish is higher in mercury. As a guide, the smaller the fish, the better in terms of the fish having the lowest possible mercury content. Salmon and other types of fatty fish are also better for baby's brain development than white fish. That's not to say that white fish is not good for you and your baby - it's very healthy - just that fatty fish is better in terms of baby's brain development. Canned fish is also fine; the fish doesn't need to be fresh. Enjoy it in a salad, on a sandwich, grilled with veges or in a stew. We can enjoy winter foods given all this winter weather we're having!

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