Omega 3 Makes you and your Baby Smarter…

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…and happier.  Remember the kid in Jerry Maguire who knew the circumference of the human head at 3?  Most likely his mother was taking Omega 3 fatty acids while he was in utero, during breastfeeding and fed him cod liver oil as soon as he could swallow it (not very tasty, but still a good idea).  Including omega 3’s in your diet improves your mood, heart health and brain function, while ensuring the proper neural development of your baby (this is especially important in the 3rd trimester when 70% of the brain is formed).  Consider taking a high quality omega 3 supplement and include the following foods in your diet:  wild salmon, flaxseed, soybeans, walnuts and sunflower seeds.

3 Comments to “Omega 3 Makes you and your Baby Smarter…”

  1. J.D. says:

    My ob/gyn gave me samples of a prenatal vitamins where you take 2 tables daily, one of which is Omega 3. This is very interesting, I’m gonna have to have her give me a prescription, I need all the help I can get, lol!

  2. Kathryn says:

    Great! If you want a good resource for comparing vitamins check out the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements by Lyle Macwilliam. My favorite essential fatty acid supplement is Biomega by Usana because it contains additional Vitamin D (which we get from the sun except during these darker months!)

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