Advantages of Taking Fish During Pregnancy
Taking fish during pregnancy have provided evidence to be helpful and effective for both mother and baby in different ways which also includes overall health improvement of mother and boosting brain development in babies. A recent Southampton University study has found more health remuneration with fish eating during pregnancy. Professor Philip, a Danone International Prize for Nutrition awarded, also reported that women eating salmon fish at time of pregnancy may guard their unborn child from being asthmatic. Salmon fish is rich in protein, vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids increase neurological and visual growth in babies and decrease risk of premature delivery in pregnant women. Professor Philip all along with his colleagues trailed 123 pregnant women and their babies. Pregnant women were divided into two groups–half of them were instructed to have salmon twice/week from week 19 of pregnancy until delivery time while the other half were instructed to stay away from fish consumption. The study found that children born to women who had salmon were 5 times less likely to suffer from asthma at the age of 2-3 years than those whom mothers didn’t take salmon at all. However, no dissimilarity was found in children at the age of six months.