Fish For Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a blessing that eagerly anticipated by married couple, by knowing the proper nutrients it is expected that the growth of the fetus will be perfect and one type of highly nutritious food is fish. The expert recommend that pregnant women should consume it at least 3 times a week, as we all know it contain omega 3 fatty acids that are very good to support the health of the fetus in the womb.

A good fish for pregnant women is a kind that is not contain mercury such as tunas, sardines, salmon, mackerel and cods. In addition to mega 3 which is useful for the fetal brain development, fish also contains Vitamins A, D, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and choline(choline is often associated to Vitamin B complex). And you can avoid swordfish, tile fish and snapper fish that is very high in mercury(also known as Quicksilver) that can inhibit the growth of the baby.

In order to be safe for you and your fetus, then make sure the fish is well cooked and please avoid Japanese foods that are usually present the fish in half done(immature) such as sushi or other. Because the omega 3 fatty acids are very good for the development of the brain and nervous system, then by eating fish regularly and well presented is likely increasing the chance to have a smart baby.

Omega 3 acids can also be found in canola oil, nuts and flax oil, if you don't really like the fish then you can add them in your menu although some studies have shown that fish is the best source. You can also replace it with special nutritional supplements, but the best nutrition for pregnant women are given in the form of natural foods and not artificial nutrition or chemically processed.


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