The Importance of Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Pregnant Women

For those of you who are pregnant, it is advisable to consume fatty acids, omega-3, DHA and EPA, which are crucial in the development of baby's brain, eyes and other vital organs and help prevent premature birth.

Fish is the best source of fatty acids. But be careful in selecting and eating fish, because right now there are certain types of fish that contain mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Allegedly, both of these toxins can damage the developing fetus.

As an alternative, pregnant women can get omega 3 that is free of toxins by using canola oil for cooking and flaxseed oil for salad dressing. However, flaxseed oil ruptures if it is exposed to heat, so it is not good for cooking. Both are sources of alpha-linolenic acid, which is converted by the body into DHA and EPA.

We suggest choosing mackerel, herring and salmon that are rich in omega 3 but proved low in mercury and other contaminants. The experts recommend choosing wild salmon rather than farmed. You can consume two or three fish in a week. Also consume Omega-3 Enriched Eggs.

For those of you who are vegetarians, you can use canola oil, Omega-3 Enriched Eggs, plus a snack of dried nuts and walnuts regularly. If you want to take supplements, you should consult and follow your doctor's advice.
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