Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Omega-3 and all its goodness

What is Omega-3?

In short, Omega-3 are essential fatty acids  (there are 3 of them, with really long unpronounceable names) they cannot be made within the human body, so they must be sourced from our diet. 

Why is Omega-3 so blooming brilliant?

Well, research shows that Omega-3 can help the development of your baby. This includes-
  • Cardiac and respiratory systems as well as neurological development 
  • Visual Centres, which is the brain and those baby's big eyes
  • It also has postnatal benefits, it can in fact enhance your baby's attention span. 
Omega-3's health benefits are not just for your baby. They work wonders for you too-
  • It can decrease the risk of postpartum depression
  • Decrease your chances of having a premature delivery
  • It can also decrease your risk of complications such as pre-eclampsia. 

How to get Omega-3 in your diet 

The best source is sea food. Fresh tuna, salmon, halibut, trout and so on. 
Another yummy healthy source is greenery, such as brussels sprouts, watercress, spinach and Kale. Other foods include eggs, fortified cereals, bread, and walnuts.

There are plenty out there to choose from!

Nurture Antenatal x

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