Omega 3 Fish Oil and Pregnancy
Omega-3魚油和懷孕是一個完美的組合 -- 對寶寶和媽媽都是。
Omega 3 fish oil and pregnancy are a perfect fit – for both baby and mom.
Studies show that, for the development of a smart, healthy baby, good nutrition during pregnancy requires the omega 3 DHA and EPA fatty acids found in fish oil.
Yet 85% of women are deficient in these important omega 3 fatty acids. Studies show only 2% of pregnant women have diets that meet their needs for omega 3 DHA and EPA. The other 98% average less than 18% of the daily recommendation.
Nutrition During Pregnancy Must Include Fish Oil
The DHA and EPA found in omega 3 fish plays such a vital role in a pregnant woman’s health and her baby’s development that many scientists recommend at least 900 mgs of fish oil a day during pregnancy. That’s equivalent to a daily serving of salmon.
The benefits for baby are:
A better brain with higher intelligence
Good nervous system development
Better eyesight from retina formation
Fewer behavioral problems after birth
Better sleep patterns for a new born
Health benefits for mom include:
Less chance of developing pre-eclampsia
Protection against brain loss during pregnancy
Less chance of pre-term labor and cesarean
Much lower risk of postpartum depression
Greatly reduced incidence of breast cancer
DHA and EPA make up about 70% of a newborn baby’s brain, retina and nervous system. The only way a fetus can get these important omega 3 fatty acids is from mom. And the amount is dependent on how much she’s getting in her pregnancy diet.
Best Sources of Omega 3 for Baby
Here’s the confusion. While DHA and EPA are omega 3 fatty acids, most omega 3 foods do NOT contain DHA and EPA. These are only found abundantly in fish oil.
Fortified foods and vegetable sources of omega 3, such as flaxseed oil, walnuts and dark green vegetables contain only ALA. And.although ALA has nutritional benefits, it’s not what your baby needs to get the great omega 3 results you’re looking for.
Although the human body can convert about 1/2 of 1% of ALA into DHA and EPA, even this tiny amount requires ideal conditions and a complex conversion process.
吃一片富含Omega-3、重約 3 oz的鮭魚(含量最多的)，當中所獲取的DHA和EPA量，等於一個人要喝好幾加侖的亞麻籽油、吃像山一樣高的沙拉、胡核和強化食物所獲取的量。更別說吃那麼多會造成許多副作用。
To get the DHA and EPA found naturally in a 3 oz. serving of omega 3 rich salmon (the richest source), a person would have to drink gallons of flaxseed oil and eat mountains of salads, walnuts and fortified foods. And that would have very negative side effects.
Your best sources of omega 3 are salmon, tongol tuna, sardines, halibut and guaranteed mercury-free fish oil supplements. (Avoid shark, tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel.)
Be a Smart Healthy Mom and Have a Smart Healthy Baby
妳可以看到，長遠來說，要擁有一個大腦和神經系統發展完全的健康寶寶，和一個快樂、健康的媽咪，妳必須要補充Omega-3 DHA和EPA 脂肪酸。
As you can see, for a full-term, healthy baby, with a well-developed brain and nervous system, and a happy, healthy mom, you need omega 3 DHA and EPA fatty acids.
So make sure you eat fatty fish often or supplement your pregnancy diet with natural mercury-free fish oil supplements. You and your kid will be the smartest on the block.
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