Omega 3’s

Omega 3’s While Pregnant

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Omega 3’s

Should You Avoid Fish During Pregnancy?

As a general rule of thought, fish may contain toxic amounts of mercury. The risk of food poisoning is high.  Although it is a valid concern, there is no reason to be afraid. Just be aware of the risks. Fish oil is very rich in omega 3’s and is very important to your diet. 

Fish are full of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA + DHA)! You can get your omega 3’s from other foods, such as flaxseed. However, it’s best to eat fish as it is easier for your body to use. 

Consume fish in moderation. There are High-quality fish, that you can buy like salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies, and herring. Two to three servings of fish will do the trick!

Omega-3 are essential nutrients for health and development.

Did you know omega 3s are not synthesized by the human body? The best way to get your omega 3’s is in the foods you eat or supplementation. EPA and DHA are important omega 3’s. EPA supports the heart, immune system, and inflammatory response. 

The brain, eyes, and central nervous system are supported by DHA.  Omega-3s are a must for the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances which is important for healthy blood clotting, anti-inflammatory responses, kidney function, and blood pressure. They help to battle heart disease and improve cognitive function.

How do Omega 3’s affect baby? 

Omega-3s, are essential for both neurological and early visual development of the baby. Omega 3’s reduce inflammation, reduce stress, and reduce hyperbilirubinemia (causing jaundice).

which fish are safe to eat?

Trust your nose! 

Fish shouldn’t smell fishy. If it does, that means the oil in the fish has begun to turn rancid. 

Per the research, pregnant women require ~650 mg omega-3s per day. 300 mg are DHA. Always check with your, doctor or dietician.

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