Eat More Fish, Pregnant Women Told

When we were told as children that fish was brain food, they weren’t wrong. A recent study has shown that eating fish when pregnant results in the child having healthy brain function. So if you want your baby to be smarter and have a healthy brain, eat more fish.

The London Metropolitan University, England and National Institutes of Health, U.S. have found in recent research that two servings a week are recommended for pregnant women and if women eat more than the recommended amount there is no harm. On the other hand the child’s brain performance was seen to improve.

Questionnaires about pregnancy eating habits were used to draw conclusions about the social and communication skills of children, their IQ levels and their eye hand coordination.

Those women who had less than the recommended amount of fish in their prenatal diet were seen to have children with increased risk of low verbal intelligence.

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