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If you are pregnant, you may have already noticed that, in the vitamin complex recommended by the gynecologist for pregnancy, Omega 3 is present. Whereas before vitamins and minerals were the basis of vitamin supplements, now they are all enriched with Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
Why? The reason is that Omega 3 is found mainly in fish and its oils, specifically in mackerel, tuna, swordfish, herring, sardines, anchovies, salmon and parrochas, and currently they have a high mercury content, a highly toxic metal, especially for the fetus during its development in the mother's womb as it can lead to neurological and brain damage.
Consume Omega 3 through supplements, as recommended by my gynecologist in the second pregnancy, it is the safest option for you and your baby, since if we eliminate aquatic sources, Omega 3 can also be found in fortified foods (eggs, bread and juices), vegetables from dark green leaf, sunflower and linseed oils, and walnuts.
It was not easy for me to eat the right amount of these foods on a daily basis and supplements were the solution. During the past decade, the importance of consuming foods containing Omega 3 during pregnancy was discovered. This essential fatty acid plays a fundamental role in the baby's development and growth process.
Omega 3 is beneficial for the development of the brain, the formation of the retina and the development of the central nervous system. If the baby does not get the adequate amount of Omega 3, through maternal feeding, it would begin to take it from the mother's reserves, which are located in the brain.
Therefore, according to some researchers, Omega 3 deficiency could result in the loss of up to 3 percent of maternal brain cells. In addition, Omega 3 is also necessary to enjoy a healthy and healthy pregnancy because helps reduce the chances of developing preeclampsia, reduces the risk of postpartum depression, increases the chances of delivering a low-weight baby, and minimizes the chances of having a preterm or cesarean delivery.
And there are still more. The fact of consuming Omega 3 during pregnancy has proven that, according to studies carried out in babies exposed to adequate levels of Omega 3 during pregnancy, they could maintain their attention for a longer period of time, and in turn, had a greater visual acuity when compared with other children not exposed to doses of Omega 3.
Their development was also precocious, exceeding by two weeks that of the other children, and they also had a less chance of developing developmental and behavioral problems in the future, and a lower incidence of breast and prostate cancer. During pregnancy, the recommended dose is 250 mgs. of Omega 3 per day, especially during the third trimester, since during this stage the baby will use Omega 3 for the formation of approximately 70 percent of his brain system and, at the same time, it will also be acting on the rest of your nervous system.
Marisol New. Copywriter
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