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I remember when I found out I was pregnant with my first child four years ago. Excited, but totally clueless, I got my hands on multiple pregnancy books to find out all the dos and don’ts while pregnant. Some were very obvious like alcohol and tobacco and some completely took me by surprised like alpha sprouts, sushi and certain types of fish. Being a seafood lover I was a bit bummed knowing I wouldn’t be able to have these foods for another 9 months.
Keep in mind that seafood is the only naturally rich source of the special omega-3 fatty acid called DHA. DHA gives your baby the best possible brain and eye development and helps with better mental health in adults. I did eat seafood during pregnancy and tried to get two – three servings per week using varying kinds of fish!
Another reason to love seafood while you are pregnant: A new study found that moms-to-be who ate no seafood were nearly 50 percent more likely to have symptoms of depression than those who ate seafood at least three times per week.
Stay away from high mercury content fish like shark, mackerel, swordfish and tilefish but don’t completely remove seafood from your diet. Educate yourself on what is healthy for both you and your baby.
To read more about this study and learn more about the benefits of seafood visit healthy tuna.