Eating Fish high
in Omega-3 Fatty Acid makes Babies Smarter
January 20th, 2006
A recent study
reported by BBC News said that intelligence in a baby improves with
mothers eating Omega-3 rich food during their pregnancy.
conducted in Avon, UK, looked at 9,000 mothers and children and found
that those who had eaten less of Omega-3, an essential fatty acid, had
Health in the US researched and calculated the data gathered in the Avon
study and came up with the following statistics. The mothers with the
lowest intake of Omega-3 in their diet had children who on average were
six points lower on verbal IQ.
The children at
age 3 ˝ years old who ate the most fish and food with Omega-3 had the
best fine-motor skills.
When the children
had lower amounts of Omega-3 fatty acid in their diets they was more of
a tendency to have problems with social interactions such as making
friends. This was the case 14% of the time in 17 year olds whose mother
did not eat much Omega-3 during pregnancy compared to 8% that had
mothers that had the highest intake of the essential fatty acid.
strongly believe that the lack of Omega-3 fatty acid in a mother’s diet
during pregnancy is extremely important in the developing baby’s brain.
The brain is made up of 60% of fat, of which 30% is made up of Omega-3.
suggest having 1 – 2 servings each week of fatty fish which is high in
Omega-3 fatty acid during pregnancy.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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