Healthy Fats galore! 35 weeks into this pregnancy and the weight piling on, fat is probably the last word I want to hear right now! But, what is nice to hear is this…pregnancy is not a time to skimp on eating healthy fats. I’m sure you’ve heard some fats are better than others, so which fats do you need during pregnancy? Omega-3’s! Omega-3’s are considered essential fatty acids because you have to acquire them from food or supplements. Your body won’t make them or anything fancy like that. One omega-3 you may have heard of is DHA (known in the science world as docosahexaenoic acid). DHA is especially important during pregnancy because it is absolutely vital for that unborn baby’s brain and eye development, nervous system, and immune system (1, 2, 3). Along with benefits to baby, a pregnant mom consuming omega-3’s reduces her risk of pre-term labor, pre-eclampsia, and possibly post-partum depression (2, 3).
Food Sources: Fish is the most likely source of omega-3's; however, is...Read More