In a recent study, there is evidence that women who eat a lot of fish during pregnancy will have children that will have higher brain function. Interestingly enough, the mothers whose kids tested the highest, only increased their fish intake during the first trimester. They also had about three servings of fish a week (500g) and ate mainly lean fish or big fatty fish. Researchers are saying that fish is extremely beneficial to a fetus’ development, and they can see a reduction in autism-spectrum traits with high fish intake.
Even though this is great news for all of the pregnant, fish-loving women out there, they should still be careful to avoid fish that is high in mercury, such as catfish, swordfish, or shark. Want a more thorough idea of what types of fish to check out? Here’s a pretty complete list.
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