3 Reasons why you should make sure you’re getting enough choline in your pregnancy diet. Your prenatal vitamins probably don’t have enough choline.
Choline taken during pregnancy protects the fetus against spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
Reason # 2
Minimum 450mg/day of Choline during pregnancy helps baby’s brain cells develop normally. Choline helps develop the memory center of the baby’s brain.
“Extra choline enhances the development and function of the placenta, and eases a baby’s response to stress.”
Your baby may be smarter!
In a recent study, “half the pregnant women took 480 mg just above the recommended daily dose of 450mg/day. The other half of the pregnant women took 930mg/day. The infants were tested at 4, 7, 10, and 13 months. Both groups of infants showed cognitive benefits, but information processing speeds were significantly faster for the group of expectant mothers who consumed 930mg/day compared to the group that took 480mg.day/” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180104124300.htm
The Best Place to Get Choline Is from Food. But if you have trouble getting enough add a choline supplement to your pregnancy diet.
- Beef liver
- Split Peas
- Navy Beans
- Grass-fed Beef
- Goat milk
- Brussel Sprouts